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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Joseph Viktor von Scheffel (1826–1886)

Scheffel, Joseph Viktor von (shef’el). A prominent German poet and novelist; born at Karlsruhe, Feb. 16, 1826; died on April 9, 1886. In 1854 he published his famous epic poem, ‘The Trumpeter of Säckingen.’ The historical novel ‘Ekkehard’ came out in 1855. ‘Gaudeamus’ (1868) is a collection of lyrics, many of which became favorite student songs. ‘Mountain Psalms’ (1870) is a collection of poems. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).