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Frenssen, Gustav
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(Oct 19, 1863, Barlt – Apr 11, 1945, Barlt), a northern German poet, was from a family of craftsmen. From 1890 Frenssen was a Lutheran pastor in Dithmarschen, and in 1896 he joined the Nationalsozialer Verein founded by F. Naumann. The publishing success of his socially critical novels that religiously elevated home and nature, Jörn Uhl (1901; ET: 1905) and Hilligenlei (1905; ET: Holy Land, 2007) provided his living as a freelance author. In the 1920s, on lecture tours in the USA, Scandinavia and Austria, he promoted the Weimar Republic. In th…

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Roggenkamp-Kaufmann, Antje, “Frenssen, Gustav”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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