Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Voss, Julius von

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VOSS, JULIUS VON, a German story-writer; born in Brandenburg, Germany, Aug. 24, 1768. His rapidity of literary production was almost without a parallel. His best story is “The Schildbürger” (The Fooltownite: 1823). He wrote a great many comedies, farces, and satirical parodies. In “The Strahlau Haul of Fish” (1822, a popular piece with songs, in the Berlin patois) he gives the first example of the Berlinese farce. He died in Berlin, Nov. 1, 1832.