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Ernst Moritz Arndt (1769–1860)

Arndt, Ernst Moritz (ärnt). A German poet, miscellaneous writer, and patriot; born at Schoritz, Isle of Rügen, Dec. 29, 1769; died in Bonn, Jan. 29, 1860. On the publication, in 1806, of the first series of his ‘Spirit of the Times,’ which kindled patriotic enthusiasm throughout the German lands, he was compelled to take refuge in Sweden. On his ninetieth birthday (1859) the whole nation united in paying him homage. His influence was due to his devotion to the national cause. Many of his poems have become national lyrics. Among them are: ‘What is the German’s Fatherland?’ and ‘The Song of the Field Marshal.’ (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).