The New International Encyclopædia/Blumauer, Aloys

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BLUMAUER, blōō'-mou-ẽr, Aloys (1755-98). A German poet, born in Steyer. His works, which are chiefly coarse satires on the clergy and on the Jesuit Order (of which he himself had become a member a year before its dissolution in 1773), enjoyed a wide popularity. He is remembered, however, chiefly for his Abenteuer des frommen Helden Æneas (1784-88; published with introduction and commentary by E. Griesbach, 1872), a coarse travesty on Vergil's Æneid, which is still widely read in Germany. His complete works, Sämmtliche Werke, appeared after his death in 4 vols. (1801-03; republished 4 vols., 1884). Consult Hofmann-Willenhof, Aloys Blumauer (Vienna, 1885).