The New International Encyclopædia/Schmid, Hermann von

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The New International Encyclopædia
Schmid, Hermann von
Edition of 1905. See also Hermann von Schmid on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

SCHMID, Hermann von (1815-80). A German novelist and dramatist, born at Weizenkirchen, Austria, and educated at Munich. In 1870 he became manager of the Gärtnerthor Theatre, but resigned the position after a few years. His plays, collected in 1853, include several historical dramas, such as Karl Stuart and Columbus, but his greater success was in portraying peasant life, as in Die Z'widerwurz'n (1878) and Der Loder (1880). In his novels, too, such as Almenrausch und Edelweiss, Der Habermeister, etc., he is at his best when describing Bavarian customs.