Candidus, Karl August (1817–1872)

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Karl August Candidus (1817 – 1872) Lutheran pastor, philosopher, teacher, and poet. Worked towards the unification of Germany and towards mutual understanding between the French and German locals of his home region, Alsace. His poetry is reminiscent of Heine and Mörike. Both Brahms and Schumann set a few of his poems to music. DeutscheBiographie


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