Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition/Friedrich Ludwig Zacharias Werner
WERNER, Friedrich Ludwig Zacharias, German poet, was born at Königsberg on November 18, 1768, and died at Vienna on January 17, 1823. After an irregular life he joined the Church of Rome in 1809, was consecrated priest in 1814, and in his later years was well known as a preacher. As a dramatist he is remembered as the originator of the so-called “fate tragedies”; see Germany, vol. x. p. 543.