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Fritz "Rideamus" Oliven

Also Known As: "Rideamus"
Birthdate: (82)
Birthplace: Breslau, Silesia, Germany
Death: June 30, 1956 (82)
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Immediate Family:

Son of Julius (Jonah) Oliven and Louise "Lizzie" Oliven
Husband of Leonie Oliven
Father of John (Hans) Oliven; Susanne (Susi) Helene Schall and Klaus Oliven
Brother of Elli Abelsdorff and Malwine (Mietze) Abelsdorff

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About Fritz "Rideamus" Oliven

Fritz Oliven, also known as Rideamus (May 10, 1874 - June 30, 1956) was a German lawyer and writer who was born in Breslau and died in 1956 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Under the pseudonym Rideamus, Oliven went from being a lawyer to a successful author. As a lyricist, librettist and revue composer, he worked with Oscar Straus, Walter Kollo, and Eduard Kuennke and wrote for the great hall revues. Some of these works include the operetta Der Vetter von Dingsda and the revue Noch und Noch. As a Jew, he decided to immigrate to Brazil in 1939. In 1951, the autobiography Rideamus, From He Himself, The Story of a Jovial Life was published. (

Rideamus ou Fritz Oliven foi um dos humoristas mais conhecidos na Alemanha no início do século XX. Nasceu em 1874 na então Breslau e mudou-se para Berlim ainda jovem onde começou sua carreira de escritor. Teve que fugir da perseguição nazista e em 1939 se exilou na cidade de Porto Alegre, onde faleceu em 1956.

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Fritz "Rideamus" Oliven's Timeline

May 10, 1874
Breslau, Silesia, Germany
June 26, 1914
Age 40
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
April 16, 1916
Age 41
Berlin, Germany
January 20, 1918
Age 43
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
June 30, 1956
Age 82
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil