Hoffmann von Fallersleben, August Heinrich, 1798-1874

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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.

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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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creatorOf Hoffmann von Fallersleben, A. H. [Minor poetical works. 1827-54]. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847. Maiglöckchen und die Blümelein [manuscript]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Kreutzer, Conradin, 1780-1849. [Deutschland, Deutschland, über alles] [manuscript]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hoffmann von Fallersleben, August Heinrich, 1798-1874. Hoffmann von Fallersleben, August Heinrich, Collection, 1846, 1868 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Damrosch, Leopold, 1832-1885. Wie die Blüthen leise Traümen / [Text von] Hoffman von Fallersleben ; [Musik von] Leopold Damrosch. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Hoffmann von Fallersleben, August Heinrich, Collection 68-066; 68-068., 1846, 1868 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
creatorOf Hoffmann von Fallersleben, August Heinrich, 1798-1874. Autograph letter signed, dated : Schloss Corvey (Höxter), 14 December 1863, to an unidentified recipient, 1863 Dec. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897. [Spruch, WoO 27] : autograph manuscript, [1854 or 1855]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn William A. Speck collection of Goetheana : manuscripts, 1542-1967, 1770-1900 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Damrosch, Leopold, 1832-1885. Ins Weinhaus / [Text von] Hoffmann v. Fallersleben ; [Musik von] L. Damrosch. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Speck, William A. (William Alfred), 1864-1928. William A. Speck collection of Goetheana : manuscripts, 1542-1967 (bulk 1770-1900). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Hoffmann von Fallersleben, August Heinrich, 1798-1874. Autograph manuscript signed : [n.p., 1829 Feb. 3]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897. Spruch 'In dieser Welt des Trugs und Scheins, Vers von Hffm. v. Fallersleben. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Wolf, Hugo, 1860-1903. Auf der Wanderung : aus "Des fahrenden Schüler's Leben und Lieben" / [von] Hoffmann v. Fallersleben ; [in Musik gesetzt von] Hugo Wolf. Library of Congress
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associatedWith Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897. person
associatedWith Damrosch, Leopold, 1832-1885. person
associatedWith Kreutzer, Conradin, 1780-1849. person
associatedWith Lüder. person
associatedWith Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847. person
associatedWith Miquel. person
associatedWith Reich, Lorenz, Jr, person
associatedWith Speck, William A. (William Alfred), 1864-1928. person
associatedWith Wolf, Hugo, 1860-1903. person
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Texas
Texas
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Ballads, German
Folk songs, German
Folk songs, German--Texas
Ballads, German--Texas
Libretti d'opera
Libretti d’opera--Texas
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Birth 1798-04-02

Death 1874-01-19

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