Ludwig von Ficker

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Ludwig (von) Ficker (1885-1919 Ludwig Ritter Ficker von Feldhaus ; born April 13, 1880 in Munich , † March 20, 1967 in Innsbruck ) was a writer and publisher.

Photo around 1920


Ludwig von Ficker was the son of the German - Austrian historian Julius von Ficker , who was ennobled in 1885, and the brother of Marie Dopsch (née von Ficker), Cenzi , Rudolf and Heinrich von Ficker . In 1908 he married Cäcilie (Cissi) Molander (1875–1960) from Sweden and settled in Mühlau near Innsbruck. In 1910 he founded the cultural magazine Der Brenner . As a writer he became with the dramas Sündenkinder (1900), Und Friede den Menschen! A Christmas tragedy (1901) and the collection of poems Inbrunst des Sturms (1904). Ficker promoted and published the work of his friend Georg Trakl , he also had literary relationships with Karl Kraus .

In 1960 he received an honorary doctorate from the Free University of Berlin and in 1966 the Austrian Decoration of Honor for Science and Art .

He is buried at the Mühlau cemetery in Innsbruck, where Georg Trakl's grave has also been located since 1925 .


  • Sin children. Drama in two acts. Linz and Leipzig, Austrian Publishing House 1900
  • And peace to the people! A Christmas tragedy. Linz, Vienna, Leipzig, Austrian Publishing House 1901
  • Fervor of the storm. Leipzig-Berlin, Modernes Verlagbureau 1904
  • Studies on Karl Kraus . 1913
  • Memories and thanks. Speeches and essays . Edited by Franz Seyr. Kösel 1967
  • Correspondence 1909–14, 4 volumes. Otto Müller, Salzburg 1986 ISBN 3-7013-0702-4
  • Martin Heidegger, Ludwig von Ficker: Correspondence 1952 to 1967 . Edited by Matthias Flatscher. Klett-Cotta Verlag, Stuttgart 2004 ISBN 3-608-91318-1
  • Ludwig (von) Ficker - Ludwig Wittgenstein. Correspondence 1914–1920 , Ed. Annette Steinsiek and Anton Unterkircher, iup, Innsbruck 2014. ISBN 978-3-902936-41-7
  • “Remembering the one day in Mühlau”. Karl Kraus and Ludwig von Ficker. Letters, documents 1910–1936. Edited by Markus Ender, Ingrid Fürhapter and Friedrich Pfäfflin. Wallstein, Göttingen 2017, ISBN 978-3-8353-3151-8 . ( Rez. SZ . )


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