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Fontane, Theodorlocked

(1819–1898)
  • Cyril Edwards

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Fontane, Theodor (1819–1898), novelist and travel writer, was born in Neuruppin, Brandenburg, Prussia, on 30 December 1819, the son of Louis Henri Fontane (1796–1867), apothecary, and his wife, Emilie (d. 1869). Of French descent, he was baptized Henri Théodore Fontane, but was usually known by his German name. When he was eight his family moved to ...

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