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Heinrich Zschokke (1771–1848)

Zschokke, Johann Heinrich Daniel (tshok’kė). A noted German novelist and miscellaneous writer; born at Magdeburg, 1771; died in 1848. He settled in Switzerland, active in politics. He produced a successful drama, ‘Abällino the Bandit’ (1793), followed by another, ‘Julius von Sassen’ (1796). He wrote a ‘History of Bavaria’ (1813–18); and a ‘History of Switzerland for the Swiss People’ (1822); but his fame rests upon a semi-religious work, ‘Hours of Devotion,’ and his novels, some of the most popular of which are: ‘Alamontade the Galley-Slave’; ‘The Fool of the Nineteenth Century’; ‘Master Jacob’; ‘The Goldmaker’s Village’; etc.