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Georg Brandes (1842–1927)

Brandes, Georg Morris Cohen (brän’des). A Danish man of letters; born at Copenhagen, Feb. 4, 1842; died in 1927. At the university he won a gold medal for an essay on ‘The Idea of Fate among the Ancients’ (1862). He then made extended travels in England, France, and Germany, making acquaintance of men of note in letters and in science. He afterward wrote works which attained a European reputation, on the history of contemporary literature in the countries named; ‘Main Currents of 19th-Century Literature,’ a work of profound research and the author’s masterpiece. He made a special study of ‘French Æsthetics in our Day’ (1870), and published volumes of miscellaneous ‘Æsthetic Studies’ and ‘Modern Ghosts, Portraits of the Nineteenth Century.’ He settled in Berlin in 1877; in 1883 returned to Copenhagen. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).