Mann family

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Family coat of arms from 1840

The Mann family is a German Hanseatic family, members of the small ruling class of the city republic of Lübeck. The family's most famous member is Nobel Prize for Literature laureate Thomas Mann, who portrayed his own family and social class in the novel Buddenbrooks. The family became part of the commercial elite of Lübeck from the late 18th century. In 1877, Thomas Mann's father Thomas Johann Heinrich Mann was elected Senator of Lübeck (corresponding to Minister of Finance in other German states).[1]


  1. Johann Siegmund Mann (1761–1848), Lübeck merchant, married Anna Catharina Grotjan (1766–1842)
    1. Johann Siegmund Mann jr. (1797–1863), Lübeck merchant, married Emilie Wunderlich (1806–1833), second marriage from 1837 to Elisabeth Marty (1811–1890)
      1. Marie Elisabeth Amalia Mann (1838–1917), married Ernst Elfeld (1829–1912), Hamburg merchant; married secondly to Gustav Haag, Esslinger merchant
        1. Olga Catharina Elisabeth Elfeld
        2. Siegmund Christian Carl Elfeld
        3. Alice Haag
        4. Ewald Siegmund Henry Haag
      2. Johannes Mann (1842–1844)
      3. Olga Marie Mann (1845–1886), married Gustav Sievers, St. Petersburg merchant
      4. Friedrich Wilhelm Lebrecht Mann (1847–1926)
      5. Thomas Johann Heinrich Mann (1840–1891), Lübeck merchant and senator, married Julia da Silva-Bruhns (1851–1923)
        1. Luiz Heinrich Mann (1871–1950), author, married Maria Kanová (1886–1947), divorced 1930, married from 1939 to Nelly Kröger (1898–1944)
          1. Carla Maria Henriette Leonie Mann (1916–1986), married Ludvík Aškenazy (1921–1986), author
            1. Jindřich Mann-Aškenazy (born 1948), director
              1. Hannah Mann (born 1980)
              2. Jenny Lucia Mann (born 1983)
            2. Ludvik Mann-Aškenazy (born 1956), film maker
        2. Paul Thomas Mann (1875–1955), Nobel Prize for Literature laureate, married Katharina "Katia" Pringsheim (1883–1980)
          1. Erika Mann (1905–1969), author, married Gustaf Gründgens (1899–1963), actor and director; married secondly to Wystan H. Auden (1907–1973), poet
          2. Klaus Mann (1906–1949), author, editor, journalist
          3. Gottfried Golo Mann (1909–1994), historian, author
            1. Hans Beck-Mann (adopted son) (died 1986)
          4. Monika Mann (1910–1992), author, married Jenö Lányi (1902–1940), art historian
          5. Elisabeth Mann Borgese (1918–2002), author, married Giuseppe Antonio Borgese (1882–1952)
            1. Angelica Borgese (born 1940), physicist
            2. Dominica Borgese (born 1944), biologist
          6. Michael Thomas Mann (1919–1977), married Gret Moser (1916–2007)
            1. Fridolin "Frido" Mann (de) (born 1940), psychologist, married Christine Heisenberg
              1. Stefan Mann (born 1968), economist, married Kristina Zschigner (born 1968)
                1. Lukas (oder Lukacz) Mann (born 1994)
                2. Julia Mann (born 1996)
                3. Konstantin Mann (born 1998)
            2. Anthony Mann (born 1942)
            3. Raju Mann (adopted daughter) (born 1963)
            4. 1. Juliet Mann Ward (born 1999) daughter
        3. Julia Elisabeth Therese Mann (1877–1927), married Josef Löhr (1862–1922), banker
          1. Eva Maria Elisabeth Löhr (1901–1968), married Hans Bohnenberger (1901–1989), bank employee
          2. Rosa Marie Julia Löhr (1907–1994), married Friedrich Alder (1914–1942), gardener
          3. Ilse Marie Julia Löhr (born 1907)
        4. Carla Augusta Olga Maria Mann (1881–1910), actress
        5. Karl Viktor Mann (1890–1949), economist, married Magdalena Nelly Kilian (1895–1962)

Dohm-Mann family tree[edit]

The Dohm-Mann family tree contains a number of famous writers, musicians and actors. This family tree is not complete but is focused on showing the relationship of the well-known members of the family.

- Raju Mann- Juliet Mann Ward

Heinrich Mann
Julia Mann
Thomas Johann Heinrich Mann
Ludwig Herman Bruhns
Carla Mann
Gustaf Gründgens
Júlia da Silva Bruhns
Maria da Silva
Viktor Mann
Erika Mann
Hans Ernst Dohm
Thomas Mann
W. H. Auden
Hedwig Dohm
Katharina Pringsheim
Klaus Mann
Ernst Dohm
Alfred Pringsheim
Klaus Pringsheim, Sr.
Golo Mann
Ida Marie Elisabeth Dohm
Monika Mann
Gustav Adolph Schleh
Hedwig Dohm
Marie Pauline Adelheid Dohm
Elisabeth Mann
Angelica Borgese
Wilhelmine Jülich
Eva Dohm
Giuseppe Antonio Borgese
Dominica Borgese
Michael Mann



  1. ^ Hans Wißkirchen: Die Familie Mann. Rowohlt, 1999, 6th ed, 2007, p. 10f.