The New International Encyclopædia/Sturm, Julius
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STURM, stōōrm, Julius (1816-96). A German poet, born at Köstritz, Reuss. After studying theology at Jena (1837-41), he was private tutor to the hereditary prince Henry XIV. of Reuss, then pastor at Göschitz, near Schleiz, in 1851-57, and at Köstritz from 1857 to 1885. He died at Leipzig. All his lyrics reveal him as a poet of deep religious sentiment and genuine national spirit. The religious poems are incorporated in the collections Fromme Lieder, three parts (1852, 1858, 1892); Zwei Rosen oder das Hohe Lied der Liebe (1854); Von der Pilgerfahrt (1868); Gott grüsse dich (1876); Dein Herrn mein Lied (1884); Palmen und Krone (1888); and others; while the volumes with secular contents include: Für das Haus (1861); Lieder und Bilder (1870); Kampf- und Siegesgedichte (1870); Spiegel der Zeit in Fabeln (1872); Kinderleben (1877), illustrated by Ludwig Richter; Immergrün (1880); Natur, Liebe, Vaterland (1884); In Freud und Leid (1896). For his biography consult Hepding (Giessen, 1896) and Hoffmann (Hamburg, 1898). — His son August (1852—), born at Göschitz, also won reputation as a poet. He studied at Jena, Leipzig, and Berlin, first theology, afterwards law, which he practiced at Naumburg, since 1884, having in the meanwhile lived as assessor at Rudolstadt (1880-82) and, given to literary pursuits, in Berlin (1882-84). Besides the epic poems, Merlin (1892), Kaiser Friedrich der Edle (1896), König Laurins Rosengarten (1897), and Der König von Babel (1902), he published Hohenzollernsagen, Balladen (1898); the lyrics Auf Flügeln des Gesanges (1883); Lied und Leben (1889); Auf der Höhe (1902); and others; several dramas and the sketches in prose, Sylter Skizzen (1887); also a series of juridical works, notably Revision der gemeinrechtlichen Lehre vom Gewohnheitsrecht (1900).