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Ludwig Bechstein (1801–1860)

Bechstein, Ludwig (beċh’stīn). A German poet and novelist (1801–60), chiefly remembered for ‘The Legend Treasure and the Legendary Cycles of Thuringia’ (1835–38); ‘German Fairy Tale Book’ (1845, 41st ed. 1893); and others. Among his epical poems are: ‘The Children of Haymon’ (1830); ‘The Dance of Death’ (1831); ‘New Natural History of Pet Birds’ (1846), a humorous didactic poem; and ‘Thuringia’s Royal House’ (1865). Of his numerous novels, chiefly historical, the best known is ‘Journeys of a Musician’ (1836–37).