Wilhelm von Schütz

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Christian Wilhelm von Schütz, (Berlin, 13 April 1776 - Leipzig 9 August 1847) was a German author.


Schütz was, among other things, a minor romantic writer, who first became famous as a playwright (with Lacrimas, in 1802). A friend of Ludwig Tieck, he translated from 1822 Casanova's Histoire de ma vie for the 12-volume German edition of the famous memoirs. He wrote extensively on political and philosophical topics, earning the attention of Joseph Goebbels. Dr.Goebbels wrote his PhD thesis paper on Schutz in 1921. From 1842 to 1846 he was the editor of the Catholic magazine Anticelsus.


  • Lacrimas. 1803.
  • Niobe. 1807.
  • Rußland und Deutschland (Russia and Germany). 1819.
  • Deutschlands Preßgesetz (German Press Law). 1821.
  • Zur intellectuellen und substantiellen Morphologie (For an intellectual and substantial morphology). 1821 - 1823.
  • Lücken der deutschen Philosophie (Gaps in the German philosophy). 1837.
  • Über die preußische Rechtsansicht wegen der gemischten Ehen (About the Prussian legal opinion on mixed marriages). 1839.

Works about Schütz[edit]

  • Friedrich Hiebel: Wilhelm von Schütz. Dissertation, Vienna 1928
  • Joseph Goebbels: Wilhelm von Schütz als Dramatiker. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des Dramas der Romantischen Schule (Wilhelm von Schütz as Dramatist. A Contribution to the History of Romantic Drama). Dissertation, Heidelberg 1922