August Kneisel

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August Kneisel

Johann Friedrich August Kneisel (born January 25, 1782 , † 1855 in Leipzig ) was a German lithographer .

August Kneisel was the owner of a lithographic printing company and city councilor in Leipzig. Little is known about his life so far. He was married to Caroline Kunze (* 1791). Many of his engravings were drawn by Cäcilie Brandt . He was a member of the Leipzig Freemason Lodge " Apollo ". His works included, among other things, lithographs for Dante Alighieri's work Divine Comedy in the editions of Karl Ludwig Kannegießer . He also made lithographs for maps such as the atlas of the German federal states .

August Kneisel was buried in the old Johannisfriedhof in Leipzig.


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  1. Life dates according to the tombstone in the old Johannisfriedhof.
  2. ^ The lithography of August Kneisel . In: Leipziger Zeitung . 1830, p. 840 ( - advertisement).
  3. ^ Heinrich Brockhaus: FA Brockhaus in Leipzig: Complete directory ... FA Brockhaus, 1875 ( ).
  4. ^ August Kneisel - Maps., accessed September 29, 2019 .