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Ludwig Börne (1786–1837)

Börne, Ludwig (bër’ne). An eminent German political writer; born at Frankfort-on-the Main, of Jewish parents, May 6, 1786; died at Paris, Feb. 12, 1837. He founded and for three years conducted Die Wage, a journal devoted to civics, science, and art. Of his numerous satirical sketches, all full of humor and wit, these are perhaps the most brilliant: ‘Monograph on the German Postal Snail’; ‘The Art of Becoming an Original Author in Three Days’; ‘Memorial Address to Jean Paul.’ Fierce animosity toward the dynastic policies of Germany permeated whatever he wrote: even his literary and dramatic criticism was biased by this passion. His last completed work, ‘Menzel the French-devourer’ (Franzosenfresser), is proof that to the last his voice was still for war. His ‘Complete Works,’ in 12 vols., were published in 1863.