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Vincenz Chiavacci (1847–1916)

Chiavacci, Vincenz (kē-ä-vä’chē). An Austrian humorist; born at Vienna, June 15, 1847; died in 1916. As “Dame Sopherl, a Woman of Standing”—keeping a stand in the fruit market—he began in 1883 to contribute to the Vienna journals a series of humorous remarks, in the Vienna slang, on the occurrences of the preceding week. Dame Sopherl and her whole circle of gossips, male and female, were put upon the stage (1890) and afforded infinite amusement. The author worked this and similar veins of humor with distinguished success in a series of volumes.