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Originally appearing in Volume V11, Page 241 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ABRAHAM EMANUEL FROHLICH (1796-1865), Swiss poet, was born on the 1st of February 1796 at Brugg in the canton of Aargau, where his father was a teacher. After studying theology at Zurich he became a pastor in 1817 and returned as teacher to his native town, where he lived for ten years.' He was then appointed professor of the German language and literature in the cantonal school at Aarau, which post he lost, however, in the political quarrels of 183o. He afterwards obtained the post of teacher and rector of the cantonal college, and was also appointed assistant minister at the parish church. He died at Baden in Aargau on theist of December 1865. His works are--I 70 Fabein (1825); Schweizerlieder (1827); Das Evangelium St Johannis, in Liedern (1830); Elegien an Wieg' and Sarg (1835); Die Epopoen; Ulrich Zwingli (184o); Ulrich von Hutten (1845); Auserlesene Psalmen and geistliche Lieder fur die Evangelisch-reformirte Kirche des Cantons Aargau (1844); Uber den Kirchengesang der Protestanten (1846); Trostlieder. (1852); Der Junge Deutsch-Michel (1846); Reimspruchze aus Staat, Schule, and Kirche (1820). An edition of his collected works, in 5 vols., was published at Frauenfeld in 1853. Frohlich is best known for his two heroic poems, Ulrich Zwingli and Ulrich von Hutten, and especially for his fables, which have been ranked with those of Hagedorn, Lessing and Gellert. See the Life by R. Fasi (Zurich, 1907).
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