Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Meyer, Conrad Ferdinand

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MEYER, CONRAD FERDINAND (mī'er), a Swiss poet and historical novelist; born in Zurich, Switzerland, Oct. 12, 1825. His style is graceful, and he excels in character-drawing and in genre pictures of descriptive work. His chief novels are “Jürg Jenatsch” (1876), a story of Switzerland in the 17th century, and “The Saint” (1880); two of the best historical novels of modern German literature. His poetical works include: “Hutten's Last Days” (1872), in “Poems” (1882), and in “Engelberg” (1873). His works were collected in 8 vols. (1912). He died in 1898.