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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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 2007 Der fliegende Holländer (story)
 2004 Visions of Europe (words - segment "Germany: Die bösen alten Lieder")
 2003 Poem: I Set My Foot Upon the Air and It Carried Me (poem "Der Schiffbrüchige")
 2000 Dichterliebe (TV Short) (poems "Buch der Lieder")
 1985 Die Nacht (text)
 1984 Zaubergarten (TV Movie) (story)
 1983 Liebesblut (Short) (novel)
 1981 'Ne scheene jejend is det hier (TV Movie)
 1975 Der fliegende Holländer (after: "Aus dem Memoiren des Herren von Schnabelewopski")
 1971 Hora once (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1964 L'adage (Short) (text)
 1963 Heroische Männer (TV Movie)
 1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (epilogue - 1 episode)
- The Mayerling Affair (1956) ... (epilogue)
 1921 The Pilgrimage to Kevlaar (poem "Die Wallfahrt nach Kevlaar")
 1912 The Pilgrimage (Short) (poem)
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5 Biographical Movies | 7 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | See more »

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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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