The New International Encyclopædia/Schneckenburger, Max

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The New International Encyclopædia
Schneckenburger, Max
Edition of 1905. See also Max Schneckenburger on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

SCHNECKENBURGER, shnĕk'en-bōōrK-ẽr, Max (1819-49). A German poet, born in Thalheim, Württemberg. He was partner in an iron foundry at Burgdorf, near Bern. His best known poem, Die Wacht am Rhein, although composed in 1840, did not become famous until the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War. It was set to music by Karl Wilhelm.