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Heinrich Heine (1797–1856)

Born in Düsseldorf, Germany in 1797 to a Jewish family, Heine was sent to Hamburg as a young man to work for his rich uncle. He studied at the universities at Bonn, Berlin and Göttingen, and got a law degree in 1825; he also changed his name to Heinrich Heine to ease his integration into German society. In 1821 he published his poem "Gedichte", ... See full bio »


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 2011 Tabu - Es ist die Seele ein Fremdes auf Erden (lyrics: "Im wunderschönen Monat Mai")
 2011 Sala samobójców (lyrics: "Der Doppelgenger")
 2008 Brúðguminn (lyrics: "Der Atlas")
 2004 Visions of Europe ("Die alten, bösen Lieder")
 2004 Walk on Water ("Shir Aviv (A Spring Song)")
 2000 Dichterliebe (TV Short) ("Dichterliebe, Liedercyklus op. 48")
 2000 The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz ("Die Wallfahrt Nach Kevlaar")
 1991 Meeting Venus ("Du bis wie eine Blume")
 1981 Mephisto (lyrics: "Ich wollte, meine Liebe ergösse sich" - as Heine)
 1964 Gertrud (lyrics: "Ich grolle nicht" - uncredited)
 1943 This Land Is Mine ("Die Lorelei" (1838), uncredited)
 1934 Death at a Broadcast (lyrics: "Warum?" - uncredited)
 1932 Blonde Venus (lyrics: "Gruss (Leise zieht durch mein Gemüt)")
 1930 The Big Trail (lyrics: "Gruss (Leise zieht durch mein Gemüth)")
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Wherever books are burned, human beings are destined to be burned too.


Heinrich Heine was a cousin of Alice Heine (1858-1925), who by successive marriages became Duchesse de Richelieu and the first American-born Princess of Monaco.

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