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Wilhelm Zimmermann (1807–1878)

Zimmermann, Wilhelm (tsim’mer-män). A German poet and historian; born at Stuttgart, 1807; died at Mergentheim, 1878. He occupied various positions, both as a professor and as a clergyman, but devoted himself largely to general literature. He published: ‘Poems’ (1832); a tragedy, ‘Masaniello’ (1832); ‘History of Würtemberg’ (1835); ‘German Wars of Liberation against Napoleon’ (1836); ‘History of the Great Peasant War’ (1840–44), considered Zimmermann’s best work; ‘History of the Poetry of All Nations’ (1856); ‘Germany’s Heroic Struggle’ (1870–71); ‘Illustrated History of the German Nation’ (1873–77).