Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition/Thümmel, Moritz August von

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THÜMMEL, Moritz August von (1738–1817), German writer in prose and verse, one of the imitators of Wieland (vol. x. p. 541), was born May 27, 1738, in the neighbourhood of Leipsic, was educated at Rossleben and the university of Leipsic, and from 1761 till 1783 held various offices in the ducal court of Saxe-Coburg. He died at Coburg on October 26, 1817. He wrote a comic prose epic, Wilhelmine, oder der vermählte Pedant (1764); Die Inoculation der Liebe (1771), a tale in verse; Reise in die mittaglichen Provinzen von Frankreich (1791–1805), a romance in 10 vols.; and Der heilige Kilian, oder das Liebespaar (1818). An edition of his works was published at Leipsic in 8 vols. in 1854–55.