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BARON VON GEORG ORTZEN (1829– )

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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 342 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BARON VON GEORG ORTZEN (1829– ), German poet and prose-writer, was born at Brunn hr Mecklenburg-Schwerin. He served as an officer of Prussian hussars (1850-1855), entered the consular service and after employment at New York (1879) and Constantinople (188o) was appointed to Marseilles (1881), and then to Christiania (1889), retiring in 1892. He published about thirty volumes, mostly of lyrics and aphorisms, including Gedichte (3rd ed. 1861), Aus den Kampfen des Lebens (1868), Deutsche Teatime, deutsche Siege (1876), Epigramme and Epiloge in Prosa (188o), Es war ein rectum (1902). His Erlebnisse and Studien in der Gegenwart (Leipzig, 1875) appeared under the pseudonym Ludwig Robert, and Nacht (Stuttgart, 1899), a collection of sonnets, under that of Stephen Ervesy.
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