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Anastasius Grün (1806–1876)

Grün, Anastasius (grün), pseudonym of Anton Alexander, Count of Auersperg. An Austrian poet and statesman; born in Laibach, April 11, 1806; died at Gratz, Sept. 12, 1876. Although of aristocratic birth and breeding, he became immersed in the progressive movement of his day. His literary work, for the most part, grew out of and developed his public policy. His first volume, ‘Leaves of Love,’ did not attract much attention.’ The Last Knight’ was more successful; it celebrated the chivalry of the first Maximilian’s time. ‘Strolls of a Viennese Poet,’ and a second volume of ‘Poems’ made him known. ‘The Nibelungen in a Dress Coat’ is a humorous narrative; ‘Robin Hood’ is a powerful poem in ballad form; ‘The Kalenberg Pastor’ is a picture of simple life; and ‘Popular Songs of the Krains’ (inhabitants of Carinthia, Austria) forms a very important collection of native folklore.