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Theodor Mundt (1808–1861)

Mundt, Theodor. A German biographer, writer of travels, critic, and novelist; born at Potsdam, Sept. 19, 1808; died at Berlin, May 30, 1861. He belonged to the “Young Germany” school. He was professor of the history of literature at Breslau and Berlin. Among his biographical writings and travels, which were his best, were monographs on Prince Pückler, George Sand, Lamennais, and others; ‘Walks and World Journeys’ (1838–39); ‘Italian Conditions’ (1859–60). His critical works include: ‘Art of German Prose’ (2d ed. 1843); ‘Universal History of Literature’ (2d ed. 1848); ‘History of Contemporary Literature’ (2d ed. 1853); ‘The Pantheon of the Ancient Peoples’ (2d ed. 1854); ‘History of Society’ (2d ed. 1856). He wrote the novels ‘Thomas Müntzer’ (3d ed. 1860); ‘Mendoza, the Father of Rogues’ (1847); etc.