Varnhagen von Ense, Karl August

Varnhagen von Ense, Karl August kärl ou´go͝ost färn´hägən fən ĕn´zə [key], 1785–1858, German poet, historian, and journalist. He collaborated with Chamisso and other writers and wrote Biographische Denkmaler [biographical monuments] (5 vol., 1824–30). The Berlin salon of his wife, Rahel Antoine Friederike Levin Varnhagen von Ense (1771–1833), was frequented by leading romantics, among them Heine, Gutzkow, and Laube.

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