Rudolf Alexander Schröder

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Rudolf Alexander Schröder
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Rudolf Alexander Schröder photographed by Nicola Perscheid circa 1924
Born 26 January 1878 Edit this on Wikidata
Bremen Edit this on Wikidata
Died 22 August 1962
Bad Wiessee Edit this on Wikidata

Rudolf Alexander Schröder (26 January 1878 – 22 August 1962) was a German translator and poet. In 1962 he was awarded the Johann-Heinrich-Voß-Preis für Übersetzung. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature five times.[1]


Much of his work is Christian lyrical verse. He was a member of the Confessing Church which resisted Nazi Germany. Furthermore, Schröder wrote the poem "Hymne an Deutschland" which the then president of the Federal Republic of Germany, Theodor Heuss, wanted to establish as new national anthem.


  • Malten, William (1968). Literarische Kleinkunst. Harper & Row. 


  1. ^ "Nomination Database". Retrieved 2017-04-19.