August Niemann

August Niemann (nach einem Gemälde von E.V. v. Hamme 1909 zu seinem 70. Geburtstag)
August Niemann (after a painting of registered association. v. Hamme 1909 to its 70. Birthday)

August William Otto Niemann (* 27. June 1839 in Hanover; † 17. September 1919 in Dresden) was a German writer, captain, an editor, an actor and a private teacher.


August Niemann was born 1839 as a son of the lieutenant colonel and war paymaster Heinrich Niemann in Hanover. He wrote (occasionally also under the alias A. Ferrari) military writings, novels and youth writings. From 1869 to 1889 he was an editor in the publishing house house Justus Perthes and worked there among other things to short as “the Gotha” Genealogi manual de Gotha designated of the aristocracy as well as its French expenditure , the yearbook. In Gotha he married to 5. May 1870 Anna Theresia Arnoldi (* 15. October 1847 in Gotha), daughter of the Kommerzienrats Heinrich Johannes Arnoldi. From this marriage a daughter followed, Maria Niemann, who became late painter. She deceased 1968 in the monastery Mariensee.

Niemann brought the novel the world war to 1904: German dreams out, which appeared as The coming conquest OF England also in English language. This war utopia received large attention, in whose preface it already explains the British as the main enemy: ” My dreams, the dreams of a German, show me the war and victory of the three allied large nations, Germany, France, Russia, and a new distribution of the possession of the earth as final goal of this enormous world war “.

August Niemann maintained correspondence with many well-known personalities of its time: Karl May, Bertha von Suttner, August Peter man, Gustav pond Mueller, Ernst von Wildenbruch, Albert Emil curlew among other things


  • Gettysburg, of A. Ferrari [d.i. Louis Friedr. August. Albert Schmidt and. August Niemann], narration, Leipzig, 1869
  • one tons!, of A. Ferrari [d.i. Louis Friedr. August. Albert Schmidt and. August Niemann], hist. Novel, 4 Bde., Hanover, 1870
  • the French campaign 1870 -1871 (French-German war)
    (1) up to the surrender of Sedan (2) the fight of the Republic of, military description, Hildburghausen Leipzig & Vienna, 1871
  • Special Supplement New encyclopedia: a dictionary of the general knowledge, hrsg. of Hermann J. Meyer, Hildburghausen, 1873
  • the sixth Thuringian infantry regiment No. 95 in the campaign against France 1870-71: together with a general map of the theater of the October 1870 until January 1871, military description, Gotha, 1875
  • Catharina, novel, 2 Bde., Berlin, 1876
  • military - hand encyclopedia /hrsg. by August Niemann. Under co-operation of officers the dock. German and the k.k.österreichisch Hungarian army, Stuttgart [among other things], 1878
  • a Emancipirte, novel, 2 Bde., Stuttgart, 1880
  • Gotha, in the culture fighters, 2. Jgg., Berlin, 1881
  • Weihnachtsbilder from German history. Arranged for young and alto in the German people and repeat, Berlin, 1881
  • Bakchen and Thyrsosträger, novel, 2 Bde., Leipzig, 1882
  • Ephraim, or the many and the few, 3 volume., English. Expenditure of Bakchen and Thyrsosträger, (Tyrell, Christina, from the German OF A. Niemann) London: Smelling pool of broadcasting corporations Bentley and Son, 1883
  • the counts von Altenschwerdt, Roman, 3 Bde., Leipzig, 1883
  • festival, specified with the Kommers of the hunderjährigen rejoicing celebration of the house Justus Perthes at the 11. September 1885, festival, Gotha, 1885
  • the secret of the mummy: Kulturgeschichtl. Narration. With pictures v. Joh. Going RTS, Bielefeld & Leipzig, 1886
  • of the right eye annoyance, novel, 2 Bde., Stuttgart [among other things], 1888
  • owls and cancers, novel, Gotha, 1888
  • with yards, novel, Dresden & Leipzig, 1889
  • the education of the Menschengeschlechts; philosopher. View, Dresden [among other things], 1889
  • Amors of confessions: Earliest and stories, (contents: From the good society. - The misunderstanding. - The child from the people. - In the parsonage building.), 2. Aufl., Dresden & Leipzig, 1890
  • the poor poet, novel, 2 Bde., Stuttgart and others, 1890
  • criticism to “the weapons down” of Bertha of Suttner, article in? , approx. 1891
  • the favourite of the prince, novel, Berlin, 1891
  • fully steam ahead, slogan: the luck helps the bold one. Masterpieces of famous storytellers. Stuttgart [among other things], 1892
  • high mountains and Ocean, novel, Dresden and. To Leipzig, 1893
  • young-associate, Berlin, 1894
  • laurel, narration, Leipzig, 1894
  • Manas: Thoughts about the soul life of our time, Berlin, 1894
  • mask play of the life, novel, 2 Bde., Dresden, 1894
  • the heiresses, novel, Dresden, 1896
  • baking fish number unity, takes part: Karl v. Thaler, cousin Klara Raoul Domna; Only for today! , Short stories, Berlin, 1897
  • the favourite of the people, novel, Berlin; Iron oh; Leipzig, 1897
  • woman Mrs., novella, Leipzig Berlin, 1897
  • the golden house, novel, Berlin, 1898
  • only one woman, novel, Dresden, 1898
  • was guilty it? Ill. v. A. Mandlick (?), Novel, Berlin, 1898
  • Liebesquadrille. A novel from the metropolitan city, Berlin, 1901
  • two women, novel, Dresden & Leipzig, 1901
  • the Mahatma, history of a revealing, Leipzig, 1902
  • the black fair, novella, (Kürschners book treasure), always
  • 1903 reasonably (enth. among other things The black fair), novella, Berlin; Iron oh; Leipzig, 1903
  • The coming conquest OF England, English. Expenditure of „the world war “, novel, London, 1904
  • Gwendolin, novel, Stuttgart, 1904
  • Hans's Jakob count von Garsebach, the guard - tank riders: Humorist. Novel, Braunschweig, 1904
  • our blue boys: Experiences on German warships, Berlin & Leipzig, 1907
  • out mean life memories: Gothaer memories, 4 articles in Frankfurt newspaper, Frankfurt, 1908
  • Credit, novel, Dresden, 1908
  • Aethero: a planet travel, novel, Regensburg, 1909
  • dangerous connections, novel, Berlin vienna, 1909
  • Helmut, the patrol rider, war narration from southwest with illustrations after original designs of Oskar Merté, narration, Leipzig, 1909
  • life memories, Dresden, 1909
  • the veil of the Tanit: A fight for Karthago. After Flauberts “Salambo” for the riper youth works on. With 4 frames [Taf.] of A. Rolof, Berlin; To Vienna, 1911
  • house bulkhead Mueller, (Ensslin's of Mark volumes, 34), Reutlingen, 1914
  • the mystery Karl May, (Radebeul 1919), articles into KMJB 1920
  • go into all world, article in KMJB 1923
  • money and envy, article into KMJB 1924


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