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August, Graf von Platen (1796–1835)

Platen-Hallermund, August, Count von (plät’en-häl’ler-mönd). An eminent German poet; born at Ansbach, Oct. 24, 1796; died at Syracuse, in Sicily, Dec. 5, 1835. His principal works are: ‘Sonnets from Venice’ (1824); ‘The Fateful Fork’ (1826), an Aristophanic comedy ridiculing the reigning literary fashions of the time; ‘The Romantic Œdipus’ (1828), a comedy with the same subject: then followed a number of lyric poems and odes, with the drama ‘The League of Cambrai,’ and the epic story ‘The Abassides,’ written in 1830. His ‘Songs of Poland’ (1830) gave expression to his deep hate for the Czar; though privately circulated they were not published till after the, poet’s death. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).