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Ellert, Gerhart Pseudonym für Gertrud Schmirger#

b. Wolfsberg (Carinthia), Jan. 26, 1900, d. Wolfsberg, May 7, 1975, writer of popular historical novels (some revised for young people) about prominent figures in world history; 1959 awarded the Austrian State Prize for Children's and Young People's Literature.

Works#

Novels: Attila, 1934; Karl V., 1935; Wallenstein, 1937; Richelieu, 1948; Propheten, Koenige und Kalifen, 1960; Mahmud II., 1963; Gregor der Grosse, 1963. - Narrative: Die Katze der Herzogin, 1961.

Literature#

B. Urbas, Leben und Werk G. S. im Spiegel ihrer hist. Romane, doctoral thesis, Graz 1980.