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Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger (1752–1831)

Klinger, Friedrich Maximilian von (kling’er). A German poet and novelist; born at Frankfort on the Main, Feb. 17, 1752; died at Dorpat, Feb. 25, 1831. Among his earlier dramas, including ‘The Twins’ (1776), ‘Otto’ (1781), ‘The Suffering Wife,’ etc., was ‘Sturm und Drang’ (Storm and Stress: 1776), which gave its name to that period of German literature. Of his novels, best known are: ‘Faust’s Life, Deeds, and Journey to Hell’ (1791); ‘The Worldling and the Poet’ (1798); ‘Reflections and Thoughts on Various Subjects of the World and Literature’ (3 vols., 1802–5) may also be mentioned.