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Ferdinand Freiligrath

Author Code: GFFG

Born: Jun. 17, 1810 - Detmold, Lippe, Germany

Died: Mar. 18, 1876 - Cannstadt, Stuttgart, Germany

Educated at the Detmold Gymnasium. Freiligrath left when he was sixteen and began training for a commercial career. He transferred in 1831 to an Amsterdam bank, and in 1837, took a job in Barmen. Although he had already published many poems, it wasn't until his Gedichte (Poems) was published in 1838 that his literary fame grew. The following year, he resigned his position and became a full-time author. He married and settled in Darmstadt. In 1842, he began receiving a pension from the Prussian king, Frederick William IV. In 1844, he gave up his pension and began to publish works of a greater political nature. He travelled to Belgium, Switzerland and England before returning to Germany during the Revolution of 1848. He continued to get into trouble with the authorities and in 1851, he and his family moved to London. He returned to Germany in 1868 and settled in Cannstadt, near Stuttgart. He was an active translator and close friend s with Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. His works include Die Toten an de Lebenden (1849), Zwischen den Garben (1849), Neure Politische und Sociale Gedichte (1851) and Neue Gedichte, (1876).

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GFFG001 Selected Poetry
  The Dead to the Living
  The Duration of Love
  The Emigrants
  Had I At Mecca's Gate Been Nourished
  Hurrah, Germania!
  The Lion's Ride
  The Spectre-Caravan
  The Trumpet of Gravelotte
  Wild Flowers
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