The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Blum, Hans

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BLUM, bloom, Hans, German publicist: b. Leipzig 1841; d. 1910. He was a son of Robert Blum, was educated in the universities of Leipzig and Bern, sat in the North German Reichstag 1867-70, and was a barrister in Leipzig 1869-97. In the Franco-Prussian War he served in the field as correspondent for Daheim and edited the Grenzboten from 1871 to 1879. He wrote extensively on contemporary politics and among his works are ‘Die Lügen unserer Socialdemokratie’ (1891); ‘Fürst Bismarck und seine Zeit’ (1894-95); ‘Das erste Vierteljahrhundert des deutschen Reichs’ (1896); ‘Persönliche Erinnerungen an den Fürsten Bismarck’ (1910); ‘Aus dem tollen Jahr’ (1901), dealing with the revolution of 1848; dramas, short stories and novels, of which ‘Bernhard von Weimar’ is the most remarkable.