Johannes Wilhelm Boysen

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Johannes Wilhelm Boysen , pseudonym Boysen van Nienkarken (born January 24, 1834 in Neuenkirchen in Norderdithmarschen , † December 6, 1870 in Epernay ) was a German teacher and poet.


Johannes Wilhelm Boysen was the son of the preacher Boy Boysen and his wife Maria Johanne, née Tychsen. He attended meldorfer gelehrtenschule and studied in Kiel and Berlin philosophy . In 1857/58 he became an honorary member of the Teutonia fraternity in Kiel . In 1860 he was promoted to Dr. phil. PhD. Boysen then worked as a private tutor for Count Schwerin in Schwerinsburg for two years . In 1862 Boysen became a teacher at the Roßleben monastery school , in 1864 at the high school for the monastery in Magdeburg and in 1866 at his former school in Meldorf. After the outbreak of the Franco-German War he volunteered with the Pomeranian hunters. He was wounded at Champigny on December 3, 1870 and died of his wounds three days later.

His work Leeder and Stückschen in Ditmarscher Platt , published under a pseudonym by the Leipzig FA Brockhaus Verlag in 1865 shortly before his employment in Meldorf, was reviewed in issue 14 (1965) of the "Journal for Literature, Art and Public Life" of the Deutsches Museum published by Robert Prutz . The mythologist and writer Franz Sandvoss (1833–1913) reviewed the book in 1866 in the magazine Blätter für literary entertainment .

In gratitude for the sacrifices made to his siblings, his brother Ernst Boysen, postal secretary in Itzehoe, posthumously published a collection of High German poems by Boysen with a short biography in Itzehoer Verlag Wilhelm Jansen in 1878. A first book review took place in the Itzehoer Nachrichten that same year .


  • Leeder and Stückschen in Ditmarscher Platt. FA Brockhaus, Leipzig 1865 (as Boysen van Nienkarken ; digitized ).
  • Seals. Edited by Ernst Byson, W. Jansen, Itzehoe 1878.


  • Boysen, Johannes Wilhelm. In: Eduard Alberti (Hrsg.): Lexicon of Schleswig-Holstein-Lauenburg and Eutinian writers from 1829 to mid-1866. First department A – L , Academic Bookshop, Kiel 1869, p. 75.
  • Boysen, Johannes Wilhelm. In: Franz Brümmer : German Poet Lexicon. Biographical and bibliographical reports on German poets of all times. First volume, Verlag der Krüll, Eichstätt / Stuttgart 1876, p. 83.
  • Boysen, Johannes Wilhelm. In: Franz Brümmer: Lexicon of the German poets and prose writers of the nineteenth century . P. 87 (BoD reprint Paderborn 2013)
  • Rudolf Eckart : Handbook for the history of the Low German literature . Bremen 1911, p. 289f.
  • Boysen, Johannes Wilhelm. In: Rudolf Eckart: Lexicon of Lower Saxony writers from the oldest times to the present . Osterwieck 1891, p. 34 [Reprint Hildesheim, New York 1974 ISBN 3-487-05409-4 ]
  • Boysen, Johannes Wilhelm. In: Herbert Jacob (Ed.): German writer lexicon. 1830-1880. Vol. 1 A-B , Akademie Verlag, 1995, p. 581. ISBN 3-050-02120-9
  • Helge Dvorak: Biographical Lexicon of the German Burschenschaft. Volume II: Artists. Winter, Heidelberg 2018, ISBN 978-3-8253-6813-5 , pp. 86–87.

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Individual references and comments

  1. "van Nienkarken" derived Boysen from his place of birth Neuenkirchen
  2. the father's first name is mentioned in some lexicons as "Booy"
  3. Boysen of Nienkarken. In: German Museum. Journal of literature, art and public life. Edited by Robert Prutz, 5th year, No. 14 (1965), pp. 501–502.
  4. ^ Franz Sandvoss: A new ditmarscher poet. In: Blätter für literary entertainment , No. 21, May 24, 1866, pp. 5–9. ( limited preview in Google Book search)
  5. Detlef Cölln : Dithmarsch poetry. General overview. [= Volume 1 of Dithmarscher Dichterbuch and Volume 5 of contributions to local history and welfare studies ], Westholsteinische Verlagsdruckerei “ Heider Anzeiger ”, 1927, p. 134.
  6. Joh. Wilh. Boysen, seals. In: Itzehoer Nachrichten . No. 73 (1878).