Blumauer, Aloys

Blumauer, Aloys

 

Born Dec. 21, 1755, in Steyr; died Mar. 16, 1798, in Vienna. Austrian writer and teacher. Son of a merchant.

Blumauer was a member of the Jesuit Order, but later he became a Mason. He is the author of the chivalrous drama Erwin von Steinheim (1780), which was written in the spirit of Sturm und Drang; frivolous poems and ballads (the collections Poems, 1782, and Masonic Poems, 1785–86). Blumauer’s principal work is The Adventures of the Noble Hero Aeneas (1783–86), a parody of Vergil’s Aeneid and a satire on the Catholic Church.

WORKS

Sämtliche Werke, [vols.] 1–4. Vienna, 1884.

REFERENCE

Hoffmann-Wellenhof, P. von. Aloys Blumauer. Vienna, 1885.
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