The New International Encyclopædia/Böttger, Adolf

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BÖTTGER, bẽt'Kẽr, Adolf (1815-70). A German translator and poet, born in Leipzig. He studied at the University of Leipzig and won high praise as a translator of the English poets, including the complete works of Byron (1840, and in frequent and variously arranged editions), and the poems of Goldsmith (1843) and of Milton (1846). He also made renderings of Ossian (1847) and (1856) of Longfellow's Hiawatha. His own works, displaying often the influence of English prototypes, include: Gedichte (1846); Die Pilgerfahrt der Blumengeister (1851); Das Buch der Sachsen (1858); and Neue Lieder und Dichtungen (1868).