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Karl Gutzkow (1811–1878)

Gutzkow, Karl Ferdinand (göts’kō). A German poet, journalist, dramatist, and critic; born in Berlin, March 17, 1811; died at Sachsenhausen, near Frankfort-on-the-Main, Dec. 16, 1878. His ‘The Letters of a Fool of a Man to a Fool of a Woman,’ and a fanciful tale, ‘Maha Gurn, the Story of a God,’ were popular. His plays are considered his best work: notably ‘Queue and Sword,’ a comedy; ‘Uriel Acosta,’ a tragedy; ‘The King’s Lieutenant,’ a drama in which the young Goethe is portrayed; and five or six others. Of his novels, ‘Die Ritter vom Geiste’ (The Knights of the Mind), ‘Wally, the Skeptic,’ and ‘The Magician of Rome’ have attained a wide popular circulation and influence.