See also:born at Gersdorf near
See also:Lobau, in Saxony, on the 5th of
See also:October 1802 . He was privately educated by his
See also:father, the
See also:Protestant pastor of the
See also:village, entered the gymnasium at
See also:Zittau in 1816 and studied from 1823 to 1826 at the university of
See also:Leipzig . After a
See also:period of about two years during which he was partly abroad and partly at Gersdorf, he proceeded to
See also:Jena, where in 1830 he delivered, under the auspices of the university, a course of lectures on the old Norse poets . Three years later he was called to occupy the mastership of German language and literature at the Zurich gymnasium; and in 1863 he
See also:left the gymnasium for the university, with which he had been partially connected twenty years before . He died at Zurich in
See also:April 1877, To the study of
See also:English Ettmuller contributed by an alliterative
See also:translation of
See also:Beowulf (1840), an Anglo-Saxon chrestomathy entitled Engla and Seaxna
See also:scopas and boceras (1850), and a well-known
See also:Lexicon Anglo-Saxonicum (1851), in which the explanations and comments are given in Latin, but the words unfortunately are arranged according to their etymological
See also:affinity, and the letters according to phonetic relations . He edited a large number of High and Low German texts, and to the study of the Scandinavian literatures he contributed an edition of the Voluspa (1831), a translation of the Lieder der
See also:Edda von den Nibelungen (1837) and an old Norse
See also:book and vocabulary . He was also the author of a Handbuch der deutschen Literaturgeschichte (1847), which includesthe treatment of the Anglo-Saxon, the Old Scandinavian, and the Low German branches; and he popularized a
See also:deal of
See also:literary information in his Herbstabende and Winterndchte: Gesprache caber Dichtungenund Dickler (1865-1867) . The alliterative versification which he admired in the old German poems he himself employed in his Deutsche Stammkonige (1844) and Das verhangnissvolle Zahnweh,
See also:oder Karl der
See also:Grosse and der Heilige Goar (1852) .
MICHAEL ETTMULLER (1644-1683)
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