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Heigel, Karl August Von

HEIGEL, KARL AUGUST VON (1835-1905), German novelist, was born, the son of a regisseur or stage-manager of the court theatre, on the 25th of March 1835 at Munich. In this city he received his early schooling and studied (1854-1858) philosophy at the university. He was then appointed librarian to Prince Heinrich zu Carolath-Beuthen in Lower Silesia, and accompanied the nephew of the prince on travels. In 1863 he settled in Berlin, where from 1865 to 1875 he was engaged in journalism. He next resided at Munich, employed in literary work for the king, Ludwig II., who in 1881 conferred upon him a title of nobility. On the death of the king in 1886 he removed to Riva on the Lago di Garda, where he died on the 6th of September 1905. Karl von Heigel attained some popularity with his novels: Wohin ? (1873), Die Dame ohne Herz (1873), Das Geheimnis des Konigs (1891), Der Roman einer Stadt (1898), Der Maharadschah (1900), Die nervose Frau (1900), Die neuen Heiligen (1901), and Bromels Glilck und Ende (1902). He also wrote some plays, notably Josephine Bonaparte (1892) and Die Zarin (1883) ; and several collections of short stories, Neue Erziihlungen (1876), Neueste Novellen (1878), and Heitere Erziihlungen (1893).

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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