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Karl Albert Wilhelm Genast (1822–1887)

Genast, Karl Albert Wilhelm (gā’näst). A German poet and dramatist; born in Leipsic, July 30, 1822; died at Weimar, Jan. 18, 1887. He studied law and then entered politics, becoming one of the leaders of the popular party at Weimar. ‘Bernhard of Weimar,’ a tragedy, ‘Little Thorn-Rose,’ a volume of poems, and ‘Florian Geyer,’ a novel, are his most notable works.