The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Müller, Wilhelm

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MÜLLER, Wilhelm, a German poet, born in Dessau, Oct. 7, 1794, died there, Oct. 1, 1827. He studied at the university of Berlin, and after serving in the war of liberation (1813-'14) he returned to Berlin, and applied himself especially to the ancient German language and literature. From 1817 to 1819 he travelled in southern Germany and Italy, and on returning was appointed classical instructor in the new normal school of Dessau. His works include Blumenlese aus den Minnesängern (1816); a translation of Marlowe's “Faustus” (1818); and Lieder der Griechen (1821-'4). His translation of patriotic Greek songs for Fauriel's collection (2 vols., 1825), and his Lyrische Spaziergänge (1827), are his best productions. His Vermischte Schriften were published by S. Schwab with a biography (5 vols., Leipsic, 1830). His Gedichte (2 vols., 1837) had several editions, and his Ausgewählte Gedichte appeared in 1864. He was the father of Max Müller. (See Müller, Friedrich Max.)