|Known for||Wir glauben Gott im höchsten Thron, Abend ward, bald kommt die Nacht|
|A.K.A.||Rudolf Alexander Schroeder|
|Was||Linguist Poet Translator Painter Writer Architect Author|
|Type||Arts Engineering Literature Social science|
|Birth||26 January 1878, Bremen, Germany|
|Death||22 August 1962, Bad Wiessee, Germany (aged 84 years)|
Rudolf Alexander Schröder (26 January 1878 – 22 August 1962) was a German translator and poet. In 1962 he was awarded the Johann-Heinrich-Voß-Preis für Übersetzung. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature five times.
Much of his work is Christian lyrical verse. He was a member of the Confessing Church which resisted Nazi Germany. Furthermore, Schröder wrote the poem "Hymne an Deutschland" which the then president of the Federal Republic of Germany, Theodor Heuss, wanted to establish as new national anthem.