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Ernst August Friedrich Klingemann (1777–1831)

Klingemann, Ernst August Friedrich (kling’e-män). A German dramatist; born at Brunswick, Aug. 31, 1777; died there, Jan. 25, 1831. His model was Schiller, and so successful in their day were his dramas, that for years his name and Schiller’s were coupled in popular speech. Among his works were: ‘Martin Luther’; ‘Cromwell’; ‘German Faith’; ‘Faust.’ When belonging to the management of the Brunswick Court Theatre, he was the first to produce, though sorely against his will, Goethe’s ‘Faust’ (1829). ‘Works,’ 2 vols., 1817–18.