Franz Grillparzer

Franz Grillparzer, a German dramatist, born in Vienna, Jan. 15, 1791, died there, Jan. 20, 1872. He was from 1813 to 1850 director of the archives of the ministry of finance, and in 1801 became member for life of the Reichs-rath. He was first brought into notice by Die Ahnfrau, a tragedy of the fatalistic school, produced in 1810. In 1819 he produced Sappho, in 1822 Das goldene Vlicss, a fantastic work, and in 1825 Konig Ottokar's Glack und Ende. He also wrote comedies and lyrics. A collection of his works in 10 vols. was published in 1872 (2d ed., 1874), and his biography by Kuh in the same year. Early in life he became intimate in the family of Counsellor Frohlich, after whose death he assumed the guardianship of his three daughters, with whom he resided till his death. At the public celebration of his 80th birthday he was made grand cross of the order of Francis Joseph. - See Grillparzer als Archiv-Director, by G. Wolf (Vienna. 1874).

Franz Ittenbach

Franz Ittenbach, a German painter, born at Konigswinter, near Bonn, in 1813. He studied in Dusseldorf under Schadow, and in Italy, and became known as one of the best religious painters of the Dusseldorf school, and as a successful imitator of the Italian masters. His "Holy Family in Egypt" was purchased in 1868 for the national gallery at Berlin.

Franz Joseph Mone

Franz Joseph Mone, a German scholar, born at Mingolsheim, Baden, May 12, 1796, died in Carlsruhe, March 12, 1871. He studied at Heidelberg, and was professor there till 1827, when he became professor of statistics at Lou-vain; but after the revolution of 1830 he returned to Heidelberg, and in 1835 became director of the Baden archives. His works include Geschichte des Heidenthums im nord-lichen Europa (2 vols., 1822-3); an edition of Eeinardus Vulpes (Stuttgart, 1832); Ueber-sicht der niederlandischen Volksliteratur alte-rer Zeit (Tubingen, 1838); and Die galluche Sprache und ihre Brauchbarlceit far die Geschichte (Carlsruhe, 1851).

Franz Karl Movers

Franz Karl Movers, a German orientalist, born in Koesfeld, Westphalia, July 17, 1806, died in Breslau, Sept. 28, 1856. He studied at Munster, was ordained in 1829, and officiated in the pulpit from 1830 to 1830, when he was appointed professor of Old Testament theology in the Catholic faculty of Breslau, which office he held till his death. His principal work, Die Phönizier (3 vols., Breslau and Berlin, 1840-'56), presents a comprehensive view of Phoenician history.

Franz Karl Van Der Velde

Franz Karl Van Der Velde, a German novelist, born in Breslau, Sept. 27, 1779, died there, April 6, 1824. He held judicial offices in various places, and wrote poems and plays, but was chiefly known by his novels, the principal of which are Guido, Die Erooerung von Mexico, Die Malteser, Die Wiedertciufer, Arwed Oyllenstierna, and Christine und ihr Hof. His complete works have been published in 27 vols. (Dresden, 1830-'32).