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Zingerle, Ignaz Vicenz

ZINGERLE, IGNAZ VICENZ (1825-1892), Austrian poet and scholar, was born, the son of the Roman Catholic theologian and orientalist, Pius Zingerle (1801-1881), at Meran on the 6th of June 1825. He began his studies at Trient, and entered for a while the Benedictine monastery at Marienberg. Abandoning the clerical profession, he returned to Innsbruck, where, in 1848, he became teacher in the gymnasium, and in 1859 professor of German language and literature at the university. He died at Innsbruck on the 17th of September 1892.

Zingerle is known as an author by his Zeitgedichte (Innsbruck, 1848); Von den Alpen (1850); Die Mullerin, a village tale (1853); Der Bauer von Longvall (1874); and Erzahlungen aus dem Burggrafenamte (1884). His ethnographical writings and literary studies, dealing especially with the Tirol, have, however, rendered him more famous. Among them may be mentioned his editions of Konig Laurin (1850), of the legend, Von den heyligcn drei Kunigen (1855); Sagen aus Tirol (1850, and ed. 1891); Tirol. Natur, Geschichte und Sage im Spiegel deutscher Dichtung (1851); Die Personen- und Taufnamen Tirols (1855); Sitten, Brduche und Meinungen des Tiroler-Volkes (2nd ed. 1871); Das deutsche Kinderspiel im Mittelalter (2nd ed. 1873); Schtldereien aus Tirol (1877, new series, 1888). With E. Inama-Sternegg, he edited Tirolische Weistumer (5 vols., 1875-1891).

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

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