Heine, Heinrich

(1797-1856)
   German poet and essayist. He was born in Dusseldorf and settled in Berlin, where he published his first book of poetry. Influenced by Moses Mendelssohn and Leopold Zunz, he joined the Society for the Culture and Science of Judaism. In 1825 he embraced Christianity, but later expressed regret for leaving the Jewish faith. In many of his works, such as The Rabbi of Bacherach and Hebrew Melodies, he exhibited an interest in Judaism. He later lived in Paris, where he worked as a journalist and poet. He influenced the development of the Haskalah movement as well as Hebrew and Yiddish poetry.

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  • Heine,Heinrich — Hei·ne (hīʹnə), Heinrich. 1797 1856. German writer who lived in Paris after 1831. His romantic poems and social essays are marked by his love for the German land and people and derision for many modern German institutions. * * * …   Universalium

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  • Heinrich Heine Prize — refers to two different awards named after the 19th century German poet Christian Johann Heinrich Heine: * Heinrich Heine prize of Düsseldorf * Heinrich Heine prize of the Ministry for Culture of the former GDR, which was assigned until 1990… …   Wikipedia

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