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Adalbert Stifter (1805–1868)

Stifter, Adalbert (stif’ter). An Austrian poet and story-writer; born at Oberplan, in the German Böhmerwald, Oct. 23, 1805; died at Linz, Jan. 28, 1868. His first volume of idyls and tales, ‘Studies’ (1844), was received with extraordinary public favor; it was succeeded by five other volumes under the same title. Of his stories the more noteworthy are ‘The Successor’ (1857) and ‘Witiko’ (1864).