Emil Rittershaus

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Emil Rittershaus
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Friedrich Emil Rittershaus (3 April 1834 – 8 March 1897) was a German poet.


He was born at Barmen. His poetry, marked by simple feeling, fine diction, and original matter, won great popularity. He died in Barmen.


The best known of his works are:

  • Gedichte (Poems; 1856; 8th ed. 1891)
  • Am Rhein und beim Wein (By the Rhine and with wine; 1884; 3d ed. 1893)
  • Buch der Leidenschaft (Book of passion; 1886)
  • In Bruderliebe und Brudertreue (In brotherly love and brotherly fidelity; 1893)