Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart


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(b Sontheim, 1739; d Stuttgart, 1791).

Swabian organist, composer, and poet. Court poet, Stuttgart, from 1787. Spent 10 years in prison 1777–87, ostensibly for insulting a duke's mistress but probably for ‘free‐thinking’ writings. Works incl. operetta, cantatas, and songs. Wrote words of Schubert's songs Die Forelle, An mein Klavier, An den Tod, and Grablied auf einen Soldaten.

Subjects: Literature.

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