The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Feldmann, Leopold

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FELDMANN, Leopold, lā'ō-pōlt feld'män, German dramatist: b. Munich, Bavaria, 22 May 1802; d. Vienna, 26 March 1882. In 1835 appeared his ‘Lays of Hell’; next the comedy ‘The Son on His Travels,’ which made a brilliant success at Munich. After five years in travel, chiefly in Greece, as correspondent of the Allgemeine Zeitung, in 1850 he settled in Vienna for life. His comedies were very popular in their day. Among them are ‘Free Choice’; ‘Sweetheart's Portrait’; ‘The Late Countess’; The Comptroller and His Daughter.’