Nick Cave

Cave in 2012, photo by Denis Makarenko/

Birth Name: Nicholas Edward Cave

Place of Birth: Warracknabeal, Victoria, Australia

Date of Birth: 22 September, 1957

Ethnicity: English, German, some Scottish, possibly other

Nick Cave is an Australian singer, songwriter, poet, lyricist, author, screenwriter, composer, and actor.

Nick is the son of Dawn (Treadwell), a librarian, and Colin Frank Cave, who taught English and mathematics. He was raised in Warracknabeal, then Wangaratta, in rural Victoria, and the suburb Murrumbeena, Melbourne.

Nick is married to British model Susie Bick. He has had a son with his former partner Beau Lazenby; a son with his former wife, Brazilian journalist Viviane Carneiro; and two children, including actor Earl Cave, with Susie.

Nick’s paternal grandfather was Frank Jason Landvoigt (the son of Alfred Ernest Landvoigt and Georgina Cave). Frank was born in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Alfred was the son of German parents, Friedrich August Landvoigt , who was born in Wörlitz, Dessau, Anhalt, and Frederica Wilhemina Deinhardt, who was born in Jena, Thuringia. Georgina was the daughter of George Cave and Catherine Susannah Milburn.

Nick’s paternal grandmother was Imogen Elaine Chambers (the daughter of William Thomas Chambers and Eliza Florence Newman). Imogen was born in Perth, Western Australia, Australia. William was the son of William Chambers, who was born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England, and of Mary Anne Wright. Eliza was the daughter of Carl Friedrich Neumann, who was born in Hamburg, Germany, and of Mary Ann Maria Bales, whose parents were from Devon, England.

Source: Genealogy of Nick’s father –

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