Kleist



(Bernd) Heinrich (Wilhelm) von
[bernt hahyn-rikh vil-helm fuh n] /bɛrnt ˈhaɪn rɪx ˈvɪl hɛlm fən/ (Show IPA), 1777–1811, German poet, dramatist, and story writer.
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In 1806 Kleist had resigned his appointment and left Knigsberg.
Main Currents in Nineteenth Century Literature, Vol. II (of 6): The Romantic School in Germany Georg Brandes

The Reich is defenceless, at the feet of Kleist and his 6,000.
History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XX. (of XXI.) Thomas Carlyle

In Leipzig Lessing had also an opportunity of developing his friendship with Kleist who happened to be stationed there.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 4 Various

But tell me, though, why did Kleist of Protzen take his discharge?’
History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Appendix Thomas Carlyle

Who but the king would show the beautiful Madame von Kleist such an honor?
Frederick The Great and His Family L. Muhlbach

All poets feel deeply the words of Kleist, “Life is a journey.”
Old Tavern Signs Fritz August Gottfried Endell

Nothing is said about this in regard to Kleist, of whose inner life we know so little.
Sleep Walking and Moon Walking Isidor Isaak Sadger

General Kleist commands, and has no less an army than 170,000.
Before and after Waterloo Edward Stanley

He also composed in 1883 a symphonic poem on the Penthesilea of his friend Kleist.
Musicians of To-Day Romain Rolland

Madame von Kleist sighed, and her beautiful bright eyes filled with tears.
Frederick The Great and His Family L. Muhlbach

noun
(Bernd) Heinrich (Wilhelm) von (ˈhainrɪç fɔn). 1777–1811, German dramatist, poet, and short-story writer. His plays include The Broken Pitcher (1808), Penthesilea (1808), and The Prince of Homburg (published 1821)

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