The Encyclopedia Americana (1906)/Mundt, Theodor
Mundt, Theodor, German author: b. Potsdam, Prussia, 19 Sept. 1808; d. Berlin 30 Nov. 1861. He studied at the University of Berlin, and in 1842 became private docent there. In 1848 he was appointed professor of literature and history at the University of Breslau, and in 1850 was recalled to Berlin as University librarian and professor. He belonged to the "Young German" school, was a Radical in politics, and favored the emancipation of women. His writings include: 'Madonna, Unterhaltung mit einer Heiligen' (1840), a memoir of Charlotte Stieglitz; the novels, 'Thomas Münzer,' 'Carmela' (1844); 'Mendoza, der Vater der Schelme' (1847); 'Die Matadore' (1850); the critical and historical works, 'Kunst der Deutschen Prosa' (1837); 'Geschichte der Gesellschaft'; 'Geschichte der Weltlitteratur'; 'Geschichte der Litteratur der Gegenwart' (1852); and political sketches included in 'Parlser Kaiserskizzen' (1856); 'Paris nd Louis Napoleon' (1858); 'Italienlsche Zustãnde' (1859-60).