The New International Encyclopædia/Blum, Hans
BLUM, blōōm, Hans (1841—). A German publicist and author, son of Robert Blum, born in Leipzig, and educated at the universities of Leipzig and Bern. He was a member of the North German Reichstag from 1867 to 1870 and from 1869 to 1897 a barrister in Leipzig. During the Franco-Prussian War he was in the field as correspondent for Daheim, and in 1871-79 edited the Grenzboten. His extensive and varied publications include works on contemporary politics, such as Die Lügen unserer Socialdemokratie (1891), contributions to history in Fürst Bismarck und seine Zeit (1894-95); Das erste Vierteljahrhundert des deutschen Reichs (1896), and other volumes, some fiction, two dramas, and Persönliche Erinnerungen an den Fürsten Bismarck (1900).