Friedrich Ludwig Jahn
Friedrich Ludwig Jahn
Historical Figure
Nationality: Germany
Date of Birth: August 11, 1778
Date of Death: October 15, 1852
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Occupation: Gymnastics educator
1632 series
POD: May, 1631
Appearance(s): 1635: The Dreeson Incident
Type of Appearance: Referenced
Friedrich Ludwig Jahn (August 11, 1778 – October 15, 1852) was a German Prussian gymnastics educator and nationalist. He is commonly known as Turnvater Jahn, roughly meaning "father of gymnastics".

Jahn was controversial for his nationalist ideology. In 1810, he wrote that "Poles, French, priests, aristocrats and Jews are Germany's misfortune." However, claims that Jahn was somehow an ideological "father" of Nazism are debatable.

Friedrich Ludwig Jahn in 1632Edit

Francisco Nasi reflected on what he had read of Friedrich Ludwig Jahn as he observed the total eradication of anti-semitism within Germany in 1635.


He is referred to as "Father Jahn" in ch. 67 of 1635: The Dreeson Incident. While he was referred to and remembered as such, it was due to his status as "father" of gymnastics and the Turner movement. There is no readily available indication that he was ever a priest; in fact, readily available sources do not indicate his religion.