Franz Grillparzer, Austrian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1872) was born on January 15, 1791.

January 15, 1791

Franz Grillparzer, Austrian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1872) was born on January 15, 1791.

Franz Seraphicus Grillparzer was an Austrian writer who was considered to be the leading Austrian dramatist of the 19th century. His plays were and are frequently performed at the famous Burgtheater in Vienna. He also wrote the oration for Ludwig van Beethoven's funeral.