Friedrich Laun

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Friedrich Laun
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Born1 June 1770 Edit this on Wikidata
Died4 September 1849 Edit this on Wikidata (aged 79)
OccupationWriter Edit this on Wikidata

Friedrich August Schulze (1 June 1770 – 4 September 1849) was a German novelist, who wrote under the pen name Friedrich Laun. Schulze was born in Dresden. His first novel, Der Mann, auf Freiersfüssen (1801), was favorably received. He wrote many volumes, and with August Apel edited a ghost story anthology Das Gespensterbuch ("The Ghost Book") (1811–1815).[1][2] Thomas de Quincey, who translated several of Laun's stories into English, noted his "great popularity" and opined, "the unelaborate narratives of Laun are mines of what is called Fun".[3]


  1. ^ Friedrich Kummer (1891), "Schulze, Friedrich August", Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB) (in German), 32, Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 768–769
  2. ^ Gilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "Schulze, Friedrich August" . New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.
  3. ^ Quincey, Thomas de (1862). "The Incognito; or Count Fitz-Hum". Style and Rhetoric and other papers. Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black. p. 1-2.

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