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Munch-Bellinghausen, Eligius Franz Joseph

MUNCH-BELLINGHAUSEN, ELIGIUS FRANZ JOSEPH, FREIHERR VON (1806-1871), Austrian poet and dramatist (who wrote under the pseudonym " Friedrich Halm >; ), was born al Cracow on the 2nd of April 1806, the son of a districl judge. Educaled al firsl al a private school in Vienna, he afterwards altended lectures al the university, and in 1826, at the early age of twenty, married and entered the governmenl service. In 1840 he became Regierungsral, in 1845 Hofrat and custodian of the royal library, in 1861 life member of the Austrian Herrenhaus (upper chamber), and from 1869 to 1871 was inlendanl of the two court Iheatres in Vienna. He died at Hulteldorf near Vienna on the 2 2nd of May 1871. Miinch-Bellinghausen's dramas, among them notably Griseldis (1835; publ. 1837; nth ed., 1896), Der Adept (1836; publ. 1838), Camoens (1838), Der Sohn der WUdnis (1842; loth ed., 1896), and Der Fechter von Ravenna (1854; publ. 1857; 6lh ed., 1894), are dislinguished by elegance of language, melodious versification and clever construction, and were for a lime exceedingly popular.

His poems, Gedichle, were published in Stuttgart, 1850 (new ed., Vienna. 1877). His works, Santliche Werke, were published in eight volumes (1856-1864), to which four posthumous volumes were added in 1872. Ausgewdhlte Werke, ed. by A. Schlossar, 4 vols. (1904). See F. Pachler, Jugend und Lehrjahre des Dichters F. Halm (1877); J. Simiani, Gedenkblatter an F. Halm (1873). Halm's correspondence with Enk von der Burg has been published by R. Schachinger (1890).

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

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