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Feuchtersleben, Ernst Maria Johann Karl Freiherr von#

b. Vienna, April 29, 1806, d. Vienna, Sept. 3, 1849, physician, philosopher, poet, literary critic; from 1847 vice-director of the institute of medical-surgical studies at the University of Vienna. As subordinate Staatssekretaer he reformed the Austrian educational system in 1848. His poem "Es ist bestimmt in Gottes Rat" was set to music by F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and became a well-known folk song. He was a friend of F. Grillparzer and F. Hebbel.

Works#

Gedichte, 1836; Zur Diaetetik der Seele, 1838; Almanach der Radierungen, 1844; Lehrbuch der aerztl. Seelenheilkunde, 1845; Geist dt. Klassiker, 1850-1852. - Editions: Saemtl. Werke, ed. by F. Hebbel, 7 vols., 1851-1853; Saemtl. Werke und Briefe, Krit. Ausgabe, ed. by H. Seidler and H. Heger, 1987ff.

Literature#

L. Eltz-Hoffmann, F., 1956; H. Seidler, E. Frh. v. F., in: Anzeiger der oe. Akad. d. Wiss. 106, 1969; K. Pisa, E. Frh. v. F. Pionier der Psychosomatik, 1998; H. H. Egglmaier, E. Frh. v. F. als Bildungspolitiker, 2000.