The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Hillebrand, Karl
HILLEBRAND, Karl, German critic and
historian: b. Giessen, 17 Sept. 1829; d. Florence,
19 Oct 1884. For participation in the insurrection
in Baden (1849) he was imprisoned, but
escaped to France, where he was graduated at
the Sorbonne, and in 1863 became professor of
foreign languages at Douai. On the outbreak
of the Franco-Prussian War, he removed to
Italy and passed the remainder of his life there.
He was a remarkable linguist, writing valuable
books in French, German, Italian and English.
Among these are ‘Geschichte Frankreichs v. d.
ng Philipps biz zum Fall
Napoleon III’ (1848): ‘Des Conditions de la
Bonne Comedie’ (1863); ‘La Prusse Contemporanie’
(1867); ‘Public Instruction in the
United States’ (1869); ‘Lectures on German
Thought during the Last Two Hundred Years’
(1880). Consult Homberger, ‘Karl