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Comprehensive information about Heinrich Heine including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Christian Johann Heinrich Heine (13 December 1797 – 17 February 1856) was one of the most significant German poets of the 19th century. He was also a journalist, essayist, and literary critic. He is best known outside Germany for his early lyric poetry, which was set to music in the form of Lieder (art songs) by composers such as Robert Schumann and Franz Schubert. Heine's later verse and prose is distinguished by its satirical wit and irony. His radical political views led to many of his works being banned by German authorities. Heine spent the last 25 years of his life as an expatriate in Paris.. German poet journalist essayist and literary critic This educational Heinrich Heine resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left The Romans would never have found time to conquer the world if they had been obliged first to learn Latin. Quote Right
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Quote Left The fundamental evil of the world arose from the fact that the good Lord has not created money enough. Quote Right
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Quote Left Whenever they burn books, they will also, in the end, burn people. Quote Right
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Quote Left The German is like the slave who, without chains, obeys his masters merest word, his very glance. The condition of servitude is inherent in him, in his very soul and worse than the physical is the spiritual slavery. The Germans must be set free from wit Quote Right
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Quote Left Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid. Quote Right
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