Friedrich Ruckert

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Birthday
16, 1788
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jan 31, 1866 (77)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
16, 1788
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jan 31, 1866 (77)

About

German poet, academic, and translator known for an 1844 love song cycle entitled Liebesfruhling (Spring of Love). His other literary works include Geharnischte Sonette (Sonnets in Arms) and Der Kranz der Zeit (The Wreath of Time).

Before Fame

He studied at Wurzburg and Heidelberg Universities. He published his debut poetry collection, Deutsche Gedichte, under the pen name of Freimund Raimar.

Trivia

He could read thirty languages and was a notable translator of Asian literature.

Family Life

He was the oldest son of a Schweinfurt lawyer.

Associated With

His writings published between 1814 and 1818 document German reaction to the threat of Napoleon Bonaparte.