See also:born at Bramstedt in Holstein on the 7th of
See also:November 1750 . He studied in
See also:Gottingen and was a prominent member of the famous Hain or Dichterbund . After leaving the university he made a
See also:journey to
See also:Switzerland with his
See also:brother Christian, in
See also:company with Goethe . In 1777 he was appointed
See also:envoy of the
See also:bishop of
See also:Lubeck at the
See also:court of
See also:Copenhagen, but often stayed at
See also:Eutin, where he was the intimate associate of his
See also:college friend and member of the Dichterbund, Johann Heinrich Voss . In 1782 he married
See also:Agnes von Witzleben, whom he celebrated in his poems . After her early
See also:death in 1788, he became Danish envoy at the court of Berlin, and contracted a second
See also:marriage with the countess Sophie von Redern in 1789 . In 1791 he was appointed
See also:president of the Lubeck episcopal court at Eutin; he resigned this
See also:office in 1800, and retiring to Munster in Westphalia, there joined, with his whole
See also:family, the eldest daughter only excepted, the
See also:Roman Catholic
See also:Church . For this step he was severely attacked by his former friend Voss (Wie
See also:ward Fritz Stolberg ein Unfreier ? 1819) . After living for a while(from 1812) in the neighbourhood of
See also:Bielefeld, he removed to his
See also:estate of Sondermuhlen near
See also:Osnabruck, where he died on the 5th of
See also:December 1819 . He wrote many odes,
See also:ballads, satires and dramas—among the last the tragedy
See also:Timoleon (1784),
See also:translations of the Iliad (1778), of
See also:Plato (1796-1797),
See also:Aeschylus (1802), and
See also:Ossian (18o6); he published in 1815 a Leben Alf reds
See also:des Grossen, and a voluminous Geschichte der Religion Jesu Christi (17 vols., 1806-1818) . Stolberg's brother, CHRISTIAN, GRAF ZU STOLBERG (1748-1821), was also a poet .
See also:Hamburg on the 15th of
See also:October 1748, he became •a
See also:magistrate at Tremsbuttel in Holstein in 1777, and died on the 18th of
See also:January 1821 . Of the two
See also:Friedrich was undoubtedly the more talented, but Christian, though not a poet of high originality, excelled in the utterance of gentle sentiment . They published together a
See also:volume of poems, Gedichte (edited by H . C .
See also:Boie, 1779); Schauspiele Wait Choren (1787), their
See also:object in the latter
See also:work being to revive a love for the Greek drama; and a collection of patriotic poems Vaterlandische Gedichte (1815) . Christian von Stolberg was the
See also:sole author of Gedichte aus dem Griechischen (1782), a
See also:translation of the
See also:works of
See also:Sophocles (1787), and of a poem in seven ballads, Die weisse Frau (1814), which last attained considerable popularity . The Collected Works of Christian and Friedrich
See also:Leopold zu Stolberg were published in twenty volumes in 1820–1825; 2nd ed . 1827 . Friedrichs
See also:correspondence with F . H .
See also:Jacobi will be found in Jacobi's Briefwechsel (1825–1827) ; that with Voss has been edited by O . Hellinghaus (1891) .
Selections from the
See also:poetry of the two brothers will be found in A . Sauer's Der Gottinger Dichterbund, iii . (Kurschner's Deutsche Nationalliteratur, vol . 50, 1896) . See also T . Menge, Der Graf F . L . Stolberg and
See also:seine Zeitgenossen (2 vols., 1862) ; J . H . Hennes, Aus F . L. von Stolbergs Jugendjahren (1876) ; the same, Stolberg in den zwei letzten Jahrzehnten seines Lebens (1875); J .
See also:Janssen, F .
L . Graf zu Stolberg (2 vols., 1877), 2nd ed . 1882; W . Keiper, F . L . Stolbergs Jugendpoesie (1893) .
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