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Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann
(1776 - 1822)
||Born Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann in Köningsberg on 24 January|
||Parents divorce, he is brought up by an uncle|
||Studies law at Königsberg University|
||Accepts post as a law officer in Prussia's Polish provinces |
||Goes to Bamberg to work as a conductor, music director, and in the theatre|
||Changes his third name, Wilhelm, to Amadeus in homage to Mozart|
||Returns to law work |
||Attains a high position in the Supreme Court in Berlin|
||Dies 25 June in Berlin, from progressive paralysis|