Flying leaves

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Flying leaves
Headline of the flying leaves
description Humorous weekly
language German
publishing company Braun & Schneider, Munich (1845–1928)
JF Schreiber, Munich (1929–1944)
First edition 1845
attitude 1944
Frequency of publication weekly
Article archive Digitized editions 1.1845-161.1924
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Fliegende Blätter was the name of a humorous, richly illustrated German weekly. The Flying Leaves were published from 1845 to 1928 by Braun & Schneider Verlag , Munich . In 1929 they were combined with the magazine Meggendorfer-Blätter and were published until 1944 under the title Fliegende Blätter and Meggendorfer-Blätter by Verlag J. F. Schreiber, Munich and Eßlingen a. N. The artistic and typographical quality of the magazine was famous.

In addition, flying leaves was the name of aphorisms by the philosopher Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi , which were published in the paperback Minerva in 1817 .


Kaspar Braun was primarily responsible for the illustrations, while Friedrich Schneider took care of the texts. In addition to caricatures , poems and stories were published in the Fliegende Blätter , such as the poems of the Swabian schoolmaster Gottlieb Biedermaier and his friend Horatius Treuherz (since 1855) by Adolf Kussmaul .

The individual issues each consisted of eight pages, which were undated for a long time, and were published on a weekly basis.

According to a report in the Leipziger Zeitung, the Fliegende Blätter had a circulation of 15,000 copies in March 1847.

The Fliegende Blätter received general appreciation for their accurate, satirical characterization of the German bourgeoisie. Popular series figures from the magazine since 1845 were the two types Biedermann and Bummelmaier (the term Biedermeier originated from their names ). There were also, for example, the adventures of the fictional Baron Eisele and his court master Dr. Beisele to read.

The illustrations in the Flying Leaves came from well-known artists such as Heinrich von Arx , Ferdinand Barth , Wilhelm Busch (from 1859), Gustav Adolf Closs , Eugen Croissant , Karl Elleder , Josef Nikolaus Geis , Eugen Horstig , Hans Kaufmann , Kaspar Kögler , Franz Kreuzer , Adolf Oberländer , Franz Graf von Pocci , Carl Reinhardt , Emil Reinicke , René Reinicke , Franziska Schlopsnies , Carl Spitzweg , Hermann Stockmann , Gustav Traub , Hermann Vogel and many others.

See also


Web links

Commons : Flying Leaves  - album with pictures, videos and audio files
Wikisource: Fliegende Blätter  - Sources and full texts

Individual evidence

  1. Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi: Flying leaves. In: Minerva. Paperback for the year 1817. Volume 9, pp. [259] –300 ( ).
  2. Leipziger Zeitung. No. 67 of March 19, 1847, p. 1.258. ( ).
  3. Rolf Hochhuth (Ed.): Children, Käuze, Kreaturen. Illustrations for the texts of other authors. Flying leaves 1859–1863. In: Rolf Hochhuth (Ed.): Wilhelm Busch, Complete Works and a selection of the sketches and paintings in two volumes. Volume 2: What is popular is also allowed. Bertelsmann, Gütersloh 1959, pp. 772-831.