German Romantic poet known for his simple and humorous poems and songs. His published works include Klassische Blumenlese, Gedichte, and Gesammelte Schriften.
He studied theology and became a Lutheran cleric. He published his debut literary work, a novella entitled Maler Nolten, in 1832.
He had conservative political views and supported the monarchy.
He was the Ludwigsburg-born son of Karl Morike and Charlotte Bayer.
His traditional German songs (Lieder) have been compared to those of Johann Von Goethe.