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Johannes Carsten Hauch (1790–1872)

Hauch, Johannes Carsten (houċh). A Danish poet and novelist; born in Frederikshald, Norway, May 12, 1790; died at Rome, March 4, 1872. He was professor of poetry at Kiel and later of æsthetics in Copenhagen University. Of his plays, ‘Contrasterne’ and ‘Rosaura’ were the earliest; and ‘Tiberius,’ ‘Don Juan,’ and ‘Tycho Brahe,’ among the later. ‘Hamadryads’ gave him fame in romantic poetry, and his lyrics rank him as Denmark’s foremost poet of nature and sentiment. His romances, especially ‘William Zabern,’ ‘Guldmageren,’ ‘The Story of Thorwald Vidförle,’ and ‘Robert Fulton,’ have passed through many editions.