|Birth Day||May 2, 1772|
|Birth Place||Wiederstedt, Germany|
|Age||247 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Mar 25, 1801 (age 28)|
His birth name was Georg Philipp Friedrich von Hardenberg, and he was born to German nobility on an estate in the Harz mountains.
He died of tuberculosis a month shy of his twenty-ninth birthday.
He was engaged to Sophie von Kuhn, who tragically died at the age of fifteen before the couple could marry. Later, he became engaged to Julie von Charpentier.
He studied law and, during his time at university, made the acquaintance of author Johann von Goethe.