Gustav Brühl (author)

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Gustav Brühl (born 31 May 1826 in Herdorf, Prussia; died 16 February 1903 in Cincinnati) was a United States physician, poet and archaeologist.


He studied at the colleges of Siegen, Münstereifel, and Treves, and graduated from the last named. He then studied medicine, history and philosophy at Munich, Halle, and Berlin. In 1848 he emigrated to Cincinnati, Ohio. He was physician of St. Mary's Hospital, lecturer on laryngoscopy in Miami Medical College.[1]

He was one of the founders and first president of the Peter Claver Society for the education of black children. In 1874 he was one of the examiners of public schools in Cincinnati. In 1871 was nominated by the Democrats for state treasurer.[1]

He pursued archaeological and ethnological studies. This work took him to Mexico and Central and South America.


He published Poesien des Urwalds (1871), and wrote much for periodicals, both in prose and in verse.[1] From 1869 until 1871, he edited Der Deutsche Pionier ("The German Pioneer").


He was married to Margarete Reis. They had three children.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Wilson & Fiske 1900.
  2. ^ Faust, Albert Bernhardt (1929). "Brühl, Gustav". Dictionary of American Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.