Rath, Wilhelm

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Rath, Wilhelm Gender: M
Karl Bruno Wilhelm Rath
born on 14 May 1897 at 01:15 (= 01:15 AM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 23°26' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 16°51 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 13°31'


German anthroposophist best known for his research and translations of certain medieval mystics, notably the Friend of God from the Oberland, Bernard Silvestris, Alanus ab Insulis and John of Hildesheim.

Upon leaving school in 1914, he volunteered for active service and was taken captive towards the end of World War I. As a prisoner of war in England, he learned of Anthroposophy and took up contact with Rudolf Steiner after the war. He subsequently became committed to the work of biodynamic agriculture, which he pursued until his death.

With Ernst Lehrs he contributed significantly to the organisation of the youth conference in which Rudolf Steiner held the lecture cycle “The Younger Generation” and which led to the founding of an Esoteric Youth Circle.

Wilhelm Rath died on 13 January 1973 in Wolfsburg/Kärnten, Austria, aged 75.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Lehrs, Ernst (born 30 July 1894). Notes: Anthroposophists


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin Archives.


  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (WWI)
  • Vocation : Military : POW/ MIA (POW)
  • Vocation : Writers : Translator
  • Vocation : Writers : Translator
  • Vocation : Misc. : Farmer/ Rancher (Bio-dynamic farmer)