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Novalis (1772 - 1801)

Lifespan: 1770s - 1801

Related: German Romanticism - German literature


Novalis was the pseudonym of Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg (May 2, 1772 – March 25, 1801), a German philosopher, poet and novelist. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novalis [Dec 2005]

Heinrich von Ofterdingen (1802) - Novalis

Heinrich von Ofterdingen is a famous, quasi-fictional Minnesinger who participated in the Sängerkrieg (Minstrels' contest) on the Wartburg. He is chiefly known by the novel of Novalis of the same name and the role of Tannhäuser in Wagner's opera. The Novalis novel also contained the symbol of the Blue Flower which became a key symbol in Romanticism. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_von_Ofterdingen [Dec 2005]

Inspired by The Outsider (1956) by Colin Wilson.

See also: 1800-1809

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