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Fontane, Theodor
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(Dec 30, 1819, Neu-Ruppin – Sep 20, 1898, Berlin). Fontane's parents were from Huguenot families. From 1850 he worked with the Literary Cabinet of the Prussian Ministry of the Interior, in 1852 and 1855–59 he was a correspondent in London, 1859–70 editor of the Kreuz-Zeitung, from 1871 theater critic of the Vossische Zeitung, from March to May 1876 secretary of the Prussian Academy (II, 3) of Arts, a position he voluntarily resigned. He then lived as a freelance writer. After initially being known as a poet, especially of ballads, in the mid…

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Herms, Eilert, “Fontane, Theodor”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_07714>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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