The Lebrecht who laid Schiller to rest

The Lebrecht who laid Schiller to rest


norman lebrecht

September 02, 2014

The wonderful photographer Suzei Maeder found this in a Weimar cemetery.

lebrecht schiller

As mayor of Weimar, our namesake collected the remains of the poet, who died of TB in 18o5 and brought them to a decent burial in March 1826.

Recent research suggests they many have been the wrong remains.


  • Michael Schaffer says:

    As far as I know, that recent examination of the skull and bones has established conclusively on the basis of DNA testing that they are indeed not Schiller’s remains.

  • Walhall says:

    I guess you could find many more of your namesakes – though without such a nice tombstone – in a big cemetery just outside of Weimar. I’m speaking of Buchenwald concentration camp.

  • norman lebrecht says:

    This troll, whose email name is ‘Mauro Prado’, has sent previous anti-semitic posts. He is based in Nuremburg, Germany. If you know him, shun him.

  • Michael Schaffer says:

    BTW, Lebrecht here wasn’t the family name, it was his middle given name.