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Georg Herwegh

Herwegh, Georg (gāˈôrkh hĕrˈvāk) [key], 1817–75, German revolutionary poet. His best-known work, Gedichte eines Lebendigen [poems of a living man] (1841) stirred much liberal enthusiasm. Herwegh remained in exile after taking a leading part in the unsuccessful revolution (1848) in Baden.

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