Karl Lebrecht Immermann, a German author, born in Magdeburg, April 24, 1796, died in Dusseldorf, Aug. 25, 1840. He qualified himself at Jena for the Prussian judiciary service, in which he found employment, and became at the same time known as a dramatist and poet. He received a judicial appointment at Dusseldorf in 1827, and resumed his professional duties after having incurred heavy losses in a disinterested attempt to manage the Dusseldorf theatre in conformity with high conceptions of art. He published admirable tragedies, such as Alexis and Merlin, and fine comedies, but they were not adapted for the stage. His other productions comprise an entertaining fairy tale, Tuli-fantchen, several volumes of poetry and mis-cellanous writings, and a novel in imitation of Goethe's Wilhelm Meister entitled Die Epigonen (2 vols., 1836); but his great fame chiefly rests upon his Manchhausen (4 vols., 1838-'9), which passed through several editions. His complete works were published in 14 volumes (Dusseldorf, 1834-'43). See his Memorabilien (Hamburg, 1840, unfinished); Freiligrath's Karl Immermann, Blatter der Erinnerung an ihn (Stuttgart, 1842); and his biography by Putlitz (2 vols., Berlin, 1870).