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Rudolf Baumbach (1840–1905)

Baumbach, Rudolf (boum’bäċh). A German poet; born at Kranichfeld, Saxe Meiningen, Sept. 28, 1840; died at Meiningen, Sept. 22, 1905. He most successfully cultivated the poetical tale, based upon ancient popular legends. Epics: ‘Zlatorog,’ a Slovenic Alpine legend (1875); ‘Horand and Hilda’ (1879); ‘Lady Fair’ (1881); ‘The Godfather of Death’ (1884); ‘Emperor Max and his Huntsmen’ (1888). Lyrics: ‘Songs of a Traveling Journeyman’ (1878); ‘Minstrel’s Songs’ (1882); ‘From the Highway’ (1882); ‘Traveling Songs from the Alps’ (1883); ‘Adventures and Pranks Imitated from Old Masters’ (1883); ‘Jug and Inkstand’ (1887); ‘Thuringian Songs’ (1891). He is also an excellent prose-writer, author of ‘False Gold’ (1878), a historical romance of the seventeenth century; ‘Summer Legends’ (1881); ‘Once upon a Time’ (1889); ‘New Fairy Tales’ (1894).