Karl August Devrient
- his uncle Ludwig;
- his brothers Philipp Eduard and Gustav Emil;
- his wife, operatic soprano Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient;
- his sons, Friedrich and Max;
- his nephew, Otto.
Devrient had his acting debut in 1819 in Braunschweig In 1821 he received an engagement at the court theatre in Dresden, where, in 1823, he married Wilhelmine. In 1835 he joined the company at Karlsruhe, and in 1839 that at Hanover. His best-known roles were Wallenstein, Goethe's Faust, and King Lear.
- Encyclopædia Britannica 2010. vol. 4, p. 50
- International Association of Libraries and Museums of the Performing Arts
- Grange, William (2006). Historical Dictionary of German Theater. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 9780810864894.
- The American Cyclopaedia at Google Books
- One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Devrient s.v. Karl August Devrient". Encyclopædia Britannica. 8 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 135.
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