Joseph Christian Freiherr von Zedlitz

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Joseph Christian Freiherr von Zedlitz

Joseph Christian Freiherr von Zedlitz (Baron Joseph Christian von Zedlitz, born February 28, 1790, in Jánský Vrch Castle, Javorník (today in the Czech Republic), died March 16, 1862, in Vienna, Austria) was an Austrian dramatist and epic poet.

His wife died 1836, and 1837 he was nominated by the foreign service to work for the Foreign Office. He was sent as representative of the Austrian imperial court to the principalities of Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach, Nassau, Braunschweig, Oldenburg and Reuss.

He was also a good friend of Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff.

Works[edit]

  • Todtenkränze, 1828
  • Gedichte, 1832, 1859
  • Soldaten-Büchlein, 2 Bände, 1849/50. - Kerker und Krone, 1834 (Drama)
  • Über die orientalische Frage, 1840 (politische Flugschrift)
  • Übersetzungen (Lord Byron). - Ausgabe: Dramatische Werke, 4 Bände, 1830–36

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Regarding personal names: Freiherr is a former title (translated as Baron). In Germany since 1919, it forms part of family names. The feminine forms are Freifrau and Freiin.