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|Born||22 December 1755|
|Died||16 March 1798(aged 42)|
His works, which are chiefly coarse satires on the clergy and on the Jesuits (of which he himself had become a member a year before its dissolution in 1773), enjoyed a wide popularity. He is remembered, however, chiefly for his Abenteuer des frommen Helden Æneas (1784-88; published with introduction and commentary by E. Griesbach, 1872), a coarse travesty on Vergil's Aeneid. His complete works (Sämmtliche Werke) appeared after his death in four volumes (1801-03; republished 1884). Blumauer was also an acquaintance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, collaborating on the song "Lied der Freiheit" (KV. 506) with him in 1786.
- "Blumauer, Aloys". New International Encyclopedia. 1905. This work in turn cites:
- Hofmann-Willenhof, Aloys Blumauer (Vienna, 1885)
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