Chronological table of Mohr’s life

Beginnings

1891

October 17th: born in Würzburg as son of a Jewish malt producer

1891-1910

Childhood and youth in Würzburg

1910

High school exam in Würzburg, shortly afterwards death of his father

1910/11

Volunteer in the 2nd Regiment of Field-Artillery „Horn“, 1st Battery, simultaneously inscription as a student of medicine at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Würzburg, in winter term 1910/11

1911

Continuation of medical studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, in the summer term of 1911

1914

conscripted to Artillery Ammunition Column 2 of the Bavarian Replacement Division, promoted to subordinate field physician (Feldunterarzt) there.

1915-17

Sonette nach durchlesenen Nächten im Unterstand, Sonette des Infanteristen (Sonnets after read-through Nights in the Dugout, Sonnets of the Infantryman (published in 1917 as a private publication in a compilation with the title Sonette im Unterstand (Sonnets in the Dugout). Creation of first, unpublished plays

1917

May 24th: Mohr passes the medical state exam with the rating „good“, shortly afterwards he is granted the license to practice medicine (Approbation). Work as an assistant physician of the reserve. From September 20th English prisoner of war (until September 28th, 1918)

Max Mohr in the 1920's
Max Mohr in the 1920's

Postwar, Wolfsgrub, literary publications, main successes

1919/20

Medical practice in Munich, meanwhile for a short time assistant doctor in a dragoon regiment

1920

Marriage to Käthe Westphal, shortly afterwards move to Löblhof, a part of the Wolfsgrub estate near Rottach am Tegernsee

1920

Die Dadakratie (The Dadacracy, comedy)

Frau Marie‘s Gast (Mrs. Marie’s Guest, novel)

1921

Gregor Rosso (tragedy)

Die Rheumatiker-Fibel (The Rheumatic’s Fible, popular medical book, together with E. Singer)

1922

Improvisationen im Juni (Improvisations in June, comedy), Mohrs first big stage success

1923

Das gelbe Zelt (The Yellow Tent, play)

Sirill am Wrack (Sirill at the Wreck, comedy)

Der Arbeiter Esau (Esau the Worker, play)

1924

Die Karawane (The Caravan, play)

1925

Ramper (translated as Rampa, play), Mohr’s 2nd big stage success

1926

Platingruben in Tulpin (Platin Mines in Tulpin, comedy)

Birth of Mohr’s daughter Eva

Mohr playing accordion in the Wolfsgrub with his daughter Eva
Mohr playing accordion in the Wolfsgrub with his daughter Eva

Friendship with D.H. Lawrence, later works, exile

1927

Beginning of the friendship with D.H. Lawrence

Venus in den Fischen (Venus in the Fishes, novel)

1929

Die Heidin (The Pagan, novel)

Medical assistance of Lawrence

1930

Lawrence dies

Die Welt der Enkel oder Philemon und Baucis in der Valepp(The World of the Grandsons or Philemon and Baucis in the Valepp, comedy)

1931

Der Kalteisergeist (The Cold-Ice-Ghost, folk play)

Die Freundschaft von Ladiz (The Friendship of Ladiz, translated as Philip Glenn, novel)

1932

Die sieben Sonette vom neuen Noah (The Seven Sonnets of the New Noah, poetry cycle)

1933

Frau ohne Reue (Woman without Remorse, novel)

1934

Emigration to Shanghai

Mohr works on the unfinished manuscript of the novel Das Einhorn (The Unicorn) which is published posthumously decades later

1937

November 13th: Mohr dies in Shanghai due to a heart attack

Mohr around 1932
Mohr around 1932