Aloys Blumauer

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Aloys Blumauer
Aloys Blumauer Kupferstich.jpg
An anonymous engraving
Born (1755-12-22)22 December 1755
Died 16 March 1798(1798-03-16) (aged 42)

Aloys Blumauer, also known as Alois Blumauer or Johannes Aloysius Blumauer, (21 or 22 December 1755 Steyr - 16 March 1798 Vienna) was an Austrian poet.


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.



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