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George Hesekiel (1819–1874)

Hesekiel, George Ludwig (he-zā’kē-el). A German poet and story-writer; born in Halle, Aug. 12, 1819; died at Berlin, Feb. 26, 1874. His early prose and poetry were of a trifling and fleeting character, but his ‘Prussian Songs’ in 1846 made him famous. Then followed numerous political novels, notably ‘Before Jena’; ‘The Calm Before the Storm’; and his masterpiece, ‘Under the Iron Tooth.’ Other poems are ‘New Songs,’ and several volumes devoted to patriotic themes. His ‘Prince Bismarck’ is a popular and important biographical study.