|Intro||German writer and translator|
|A.K.A.||Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst Hardt, Ernst Stöckhardt|
|Was||Poet Journalist Writer Translator Playwright|
|Field||Film, TV, Stage & Radio Journalism Literature|
|Birth||9 May 1876, Grudziądz, Poland|
|Death||3 January 1947, Ichenhausen, Germany (aged 70 years)|
Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst Hardt (9 May 1876 – 3 January 1947), born Ernst Stöckhardt, was a German playwright, poet, and novelist.
Hardt was born in Graudenz, West Prussia (now Grudziądz, Poland).
He is the author of Priester des Todes (1898), Bunt ist das Leben (1902), An den Toren des Lebens (1904), and the plays Der Kampf ums Rosenrote (1903), Ninon von Lenclos (1905), Tantris der Narr (1907), Gudrun (1911), and Konig Salomo (1915). He was director of the National Theater in Weimar (1919–24), the Schauspiel Köln in Cologne (1925), and the Westdeutscher Rundfunk (West German Broadcasting Co). (1926–1933).
He worked with Bertolt Brecht on some experimental radio broadcasts.
He was removed from his position with by the Nazis.
Hardt died in Ichenhausen.