The New International Encyclopædia/Auffenberg, Joseph

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AUFFENBERG, ouf'en-bĕrK, Joseph, Baron von (1798-1857). A German dramatist. He was born at Freiburg, where he first studied law, but soon began to write dramas. He became president of the committee of the Court Theatre at Karlsruhe several years afterwards. The following are a few of his more important dramatic works: Pizarro (1823); Ludwig XI. in Peronne; Der Löwe von Kurdistan; Alhambra; Das Nordlicht von Kasan. An edition of his complete works (22 vols.) was published at Wiesbaden in 1855.