Hoffmann von Fallersleben, August Heinrich, 1798-1874

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Dates:
Birth 1798-04-02
Death 1874-01-19
Germans
German

Biographical notes:

German poet.

From the description of Autograph manuscript signed : [n.p., 1829 Feb. 3]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871026

German poet, philologist, and historian of literature.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Schloss Corvey (Höxter), 14 December 1863, to an unidentified recipient, 1863 Dec. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873428

Poet, philologist, historian, and lyricist August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben (1798-1874) was born in Fallersleben, Hannover, Germany. After receiving his education from the universities of Göttingen (1816-1819) and Bonn (1819-1821), Hoffmann von Fallersleben moved to Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland), where he worked as a librarian and professor of German language and literature for twenty years. Prussian authorities forced him to leave, however, following the publication of Unpolitische Lieder (1840-1841), a compilation of politically-charged songs. Between 1843 and 1845, Hoffmann von Fallersleben befriended two Germans who had emigrated to Texas, which inspired him to write poetry and songs on Texas. In 1846, he published Texanische Lieder and was granted 300 acres of land in Texas by the Adelsverein the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas). Although Hoffmann von Fallersleben never claimed his land, he continued to write about Texas, authoring the three-act opera libretto In beiden Welten in 1852.

Source:

Saustrup, Anders S. Hoffmann von Fallersleben, August Heinrich. Handbook of Texas Online . Accessed June 14, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fho88 .

From the guide to the Hoffmann von Fallersleben, August Heinrich, Collection 68-066; 68-068., 1846, 1868, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

Poet, philologist, historian, and lyricist August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben (1798-1874) was born in Fallersleben, Hannover, Germany.

After receiving his education from the universities of Göttingen (1816-1819) and Bonn (1819-1821), Hoffmann von Fallersleben moved to Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland), where he worked as a librarian and professor of German language and literature for twenty years. Prussian authorities forced him to leave, however, following the publication of Unpolitische Lieder (1840-1841), a compilation of politically-charged songs. Between 1843 and 1845, Hoffmann von Fallersleben befriended two Germans who had emigrated to Texas, which inspired him to write poetry and songs on Texas. In 1846, he published Texanische Lieder and was granted 300 acres of land in Texas by the Adelsverein the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas). Although Hoffmann von Fallersleben never claimed his land, he continued to write about Texas, authoring the three-act opera libretto In beiden Welten in 1852.

From the description of Hoffmann von Fallersleben, August Heinrich, Collection, 1846, 1868 (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 752309071

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Subjects:

  • Ballads, German
  • Folk songs, German
  • Folk songs, German--Texas
  • Ballads, German--Texas
  • Libretti d'opera
  • Libretti d’opera--Texas

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  • Texas (as recorded)
  • Texas (as recorded)