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Karl August von Heigel (1835–1905)

Heigel, Karl von (hī’gel). A German poet; born in Munich, March 25, 1835; died in 1905. His father’s influence as an official of the Hoftheater introduced him to dramatic authorship. He attracted the attention of King Ludwig II. of Bavaria, for whom he wrote numerous plays, and by whom he was decorated. He wrote, besides the plays, several volumes of verse. His dramas include ‘Marfa,’ which has been widely staged. His best-known poems are ‘Walpurg,’ a Bavarian legend, and his lyrics, which are technically perfect. ‘The Way to Heaven,’ ‘The Theatrical Devil,’ and ‘The King’s Secret,’ are among his successful works of fiction.