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Max Schneckenburger (1819–1849)

Schneckenburger, Max (shnek’en-bör”ger). A German verse-writer, author of ‘The Watch on the Rhine’; born at Thalheim, Feb. 17, 1819; died at Burgdorf near Bern, May 3, 1849. In the Franco-Prussian war ‘The Watch on the Rhine’ attained the rank of a national song and melody; and when the war was over, an annual pension of 3,000 marks ($750) was settled on his surviving family, and also on the composer of the melody, Karl Wilhelm.