EDUARD VON BAUERNFELD
\ˈɛdjuːˌɑːd vˈɒn bˈa͡ʊənfˌɛld], \ˈɛdjuːˌɑːd vˈɒn bˈaʊənfˌɛld], \ˈɛ_d_j_uː_ˌɑː_d v_ˈɒ_n b_ˈaʊ_ə_n_f_ˌɛ_l_d]\
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An Austrian dramatist; born in Vienna, Jan. 13, 1802; died there, Aug. 9, 1890. He studied law and entered the government service in 1826, but resigned after the revolutionary events of 1848, to devote himself exclusively to his literary pursuits. A brilliant conversationalist, he soon became a universal favorite in Vienna society. Intimate from childhood with the genial painter Moritz von Schwind and the composer Franz Schubert, he also kept up a lifelong intercourse with Grillparzer. Among his comedies, distinguished for their subtle dialogue and sprightly humor, particularly the descriptions of fashionable society have made his great reputation. The best-known and most successful were: "Reckless from Love" (1831); "Love's Protocol" (1831); "Confessions" (1834); "Domestic and Romantic" (1835); "Of Age" (1846); "The Categorical Imperative" (1851); "From Society" (1866); "Modern Youth" (1868).
By Charles Dudley Warner