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Friedrich Christoph Förster (1791–1868)

Förster, Friedrich Christoph (fėr’ster). A German historian, poet, essayist, and critic; born in Münchengosserstädt on the Saale, Sept. 24, 1791; died in Berlin, Nov. 8, 1868. He fought in the war of liberation, and with a ‘Battle-Cry to the Aroused Germans’ won fame as a song-writer. He also wrote: ‘Gustavus Adolphus’ (1832), a historical drama; ‘The Courts and Cabinets of Europe in the Eighteenth Century’ (1836–39); ‘Prussian Heroes in War and Peace,’ a history in detached studies; and ‘Poems’ (1838).