|Birthname||Georg August Christian Kestner|
|born on||28 November 1777 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )|
|Place||Hanover, Germany, 52n24, 9e44|
|Timezone||LMT m9e44 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||06°37' 18°07 Asc. 19°14'|
German diplomat and art collector, the son of civil servant Johann Christian Kestner and his wife Charlotte Buff.
In 1803 Kestner was appointed 'secret office-secretary in the civil service'. As such, he made his living from 1818 to 1849, among other things, as an official envoy and Minister-resident in Rome and Naples. Also he was a diplomat of Hanover to the Holy See in Rome.
As an art lover, he gathered small objects from Egyptian as well as Greco-Roman art. He was a founder of the "Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica" in 1829, later to become the German Archaeological Institute, and was in 1838 entrusted with its direction as its secretary-general.
Kestner died in Rome on 5 March 1853. The Kestner-Museum in Hanover is named after him.
- child->parent relationship with Buff, Charlotte (born 11 January 1753)
Sy Scholfield quotes from "Hannoversche Geschichtsblätter" (Hahnsch Buchhandlung., 1956), p. 141: "Wie uns das Taufregister der Schloßkirche in Hannover meldet, ist am 28. November 1777, mittags um 11 Uhr, „des Königlichen Archiv-Seeretarii Herrn Kestners Ehefrau gebohrene Buff von einem Sohn entbunden, welcher den 7ten Decbr. getauft und die Namen Georg August Christian erhalten."
Translation: As we report from the baptismal register of the Castle Church in Hanover, born on 28 November 1777 at 11 o'clock midday, "the Royal Archive Seeretary Mr. Kestner's wife nee Buff, delivered a son, baptized 7 Dec. with the name Georg August Christian..."
- Lifestyle : Social Life : Collector (Art collector)
- Vocation : Politics : Diplomat