The New International Encyclopædia/Strodtmann, Adolf
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STRODTMANN, strṓt'män, Adolf (1829-79). A German author, born at Flensburg. He studied at Kiel, and, while taking part in the insurrection of 1848, was wounded and captured by the Danes. On being set at liberty he published Lieder eines Gefangenen auf der Dronning Maria (1848). He resumed study at Bonn under Kinkel, but was suspended on account of his political activity. He then published Lieder der Nacht (1850) and a biography of Gottfried Kinkel (1850). He went to Paris, to London, and in 1852 to America, where for four years he was by turns bookseller and journalist in New York City and Philadelphia. Returning to Germany in 1856, he became known as a biographer of Heine and as war correspondent for several newspapers during the Franco-German campaign. He translated much from English writers. His most noteworthy volume in this field is Amerikanische Anthologie (1870), a group of successful renderings from American lyric poets.