Leopold Jacoby was the son of a Jewish religious teacher and cantor . Until 1862 he lived in modest circumstances in Danzig . At 22 he moved to Berlin and studied there medicine , zoology , history and philosophy . He earned his living as a secretary in the office of the House of Representatives and later as a stenographer and reporter for the Kölnische Zeitung . From 1863 he worked for the "Oldenburg Chamber Correspondence" and reported for twelve years on the events of the Prussian state parliament .
In 1867 he received his doctorate in Halle and in 1870 he completed his studies in medicine in Marburg . During the Franco-Prussian War he worked as a volunteer nurse . The war time shaped him politically and made him a staunch socialist . After the war he worked again as a stenographer in the Prussian parliament. In 1877 he moved to Trieste for zoological studies . After some of his writings were banned by Socialist Law , he went into exile in the United States in 1882 . In Cambridge he worked as a private lecturer until 1888 and then returned to Europe. In Milan he held lectures on German literature and language as a private lecturer . In 1892 he moved to Zurich and spent the last years of his life there, supported by his friend Karl Henckell .
- Youthful memories from Pomerania and the old Pomeranian country . 1864.
- Wine fantasies . 1869. digital
- Let there be light . 1871; 2 1873, banned from 1878 to 1890 (due to socialist laws ); 4 1893
- The idea of development . 1874/1876. 1886 digital
- The comedy . 1870.
- About the imitation of natural voices in German . 1880.
- The clockmaker from Gdansk . 1880.
- A trip to Comacchio . 1881.
- Fishing in the Comacchio lagoons . 1881.
- The German Makame . 1883.
- Cunita . 1885
- A. v. Droste-Hülshoff, Germany's poet . 1889.
- A poet of the disinherited . In: The True Jacob . No. 247 of January 11, 1896, p. 2102 digitized
- Leopold Jacoby . In: Franz Osterroth : Biographical Lexicon of Socialism. Deceased personalities . Vol. 1. JHW Dietz Nachf., Hanover 1960, p. 148.
- Ernst Gottfried Lowenthal: New German Biography (NDB). Volume 10, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1974, ISBN 3-428-00191-5 , pp. 255 f. ( ). In:
- Literature by and about Leopold Jacoby in the catalog of the German National Library
- Works by Leopold Jacoby at Zeno.org .
- Let there be light . 1873 digital
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German socialist poet|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 29, 1840|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Lauenburg , Pomerania|
|DATE OF DEATH||December 20, 1895|
|Place of death||Zurich|