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Theodor Körner

(1791—1813)


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(Dresden, 1791–1813, Gadebusch, Mecklenburg), only son of Schiller's friend C. G. Körner, was sent down from Leipzig University because of a duel and went in 1811 to Vienna, where he began to write plays. One of these, the tragedy Zriny, was performed at the Thea-ter an der Wien and shortly afterwards he was appointed house dramatist (Hoftheaterdichter) to the Burgtheater. In March 1813 he joined Lützow's Free Corps, was commissioned in April, and in August was mortally wounded in a skirmish near Gadebusch in Mecklenburg.

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From The Oxford Companion to German Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.


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