The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Kerner, Justinius

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KERNER, kĕr'nĕr, Justinius, German poet: b. 1786; d. 1862. He belonged to the Schwabian school. He was at times morbid, fanciful, dreamy, sensitive and poetic and endowed with a strange, fantastic humor that gained him many admirers. He graduated in medicine and practised his profession in several towns of Germany. Among his popular works are ‘Reiseschatten’ (1811), and ‘Die Seherin von Provost’ (1829).