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Wilhelm Heinse (1746–1803)

Heinse, Wilhelm (hīn’zė). A German poet, essayist, and romance-writer; born in Langewiesen, Thuringia, Feb. 16, 1746; died at Aschaffenburg, June 22, 1803. At Jena he met Wieland, whose influence over him was great. A little book of poems commended him to “Father” Gleim, the poet, through whom he obtained means to travel. In 1783 appeared his masterpiece, ‘Ardinghello,’ a powerful if somewhat Utopian romance of art and æsthetics. ‘Hildegard von Hohenthal,’ a romance, besides poetical and prose works based upon his classical and artistic studies, testify to his genius.