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Georg Büchner (1813–1837)

Büchner, Georg (büċh’ner). A German poet; born near Darmstadt, Oct. 17, 1813; died on Feb. 19, 1837. He studied natural science and medicine in the universities of Strasburg and Giessen. In 1834 he entered the political arena with a manifesto entitled ‘The Rural Messenger,’ and bearing the motto “Peace to the cabin, war to the palace,” where he studied the philosophies of Descartes and Spinoza. He was preparing to open a course of lectures in Zürich when he died. He wrote a drama in 1834 on ‘The Death of Danton,’ the work of a genuine but undisciplined poet. His ‘Complete Works,’ with biography, were published in 1879.