Heine, Heinrich (17971856)

Heine, Heinrich, a German lyric poet, born at Düsseldorf, of Jewish parents; was bred to law, but devoted himself to literature, and mingled with literary people, and associated in particular with the Varnhagen von Ense circle; first became notable by the publication of his “Reisebilder” and his “Buch der Lieder,” the appearance of which created a wide-spread enthusiasm in Germany in 1825 he abandoned the Jewish faith and professed the Christian, but the creed he adopted was that of a sceptic, and he indulged in a cynicism that outraged all propriety, and even common decency; in 1830 he quitted Germany and settled in Paris, and there a few years afterwards married a rich lady, who alleviated the sufferings of his last years; an attack of paralysis in 1847 left him only one eye, and in the following year he lost the other, but under these privations and much bodily pain he bore up with a singular fortitude, and continued his literary labours to the last; in his songs he was at his best, and by these alone it is believed he will be chiefly remembered (17971856).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Heilsbronn * Heineccius, Johann Gottlieb
Heeren, Ludwig
Hefele, Karl Joseph von
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
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Heine, Heinrich
Heineccius, Johann Gottlieb
Heinsius, Anthony
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