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Wilhelm Hey (1789–1854)

Hey, Wilhelm (hī). A German fable-writer; born in Leina near Gotha, March 26, 1789; died at Ichtershausen, May 19, 1854. He was pastor at Töttelstädt and court chaplain at Gotha. His ‘Fables for Children,’ published in 1833, had an enormous circulation from their first appearance. He wrote a rhyming ‘Life of Jesus.’