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Albert Emil Brachvogel (1824–1878)

Brachvogel, Albert Emil (bräch’fō”gel). A German dramatist and novelist (1824–78); born at Breslau. His first dramatic compositions had but little success; but in 1856 he produced ‘Narcissus,’ which established his fame. A long series of dramas then followed; among them: ‘Adalbert von Babanberge’ (1858), most poetical of his dramas; ‘Mons de Caus’ (1860), the tragedy of a genius who is in advance of his time; ‘The Usurer’s Son’ (1863). He wrote a great many historical novels; among them: ‘Schubart and his Contemporaries’ (1864); ‘Beaumarchais’ (1865); ‘William Hogarth’; but his novels are now forgotten.