Richard Seewald was born on May 4th, 1889 in Arnswalde, Poland, and died on October 29, 1976 in Munich, Germany.
His father, Emil Seewald, originated probably from Bavaria or Tirolia. His mother was from a Swiss family.
Seewald became a Swiss national in 1939 and at the time of his death he had Swiss nationality and may have still held his German nationality too. Seewald and his wife donated their estate to a Swiss foundation showing his close personal relationship to the country.