The New International Encyclopædia/Förster, Karl

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FÖRSTER, fẽr′stẽr, Karl (1784-1841). A German poet. He was born at Naumburg, a son of Johann Christian Förster, preacher in the cathedral in that city. After studying theology and philosophy at Leipzig he was appointed professor of the German language and literature at the Military Academy in Dresden in 1807. He completed Wilhelm Müller's Bibliothek der deutschen Dichter des 17ten Jahrhunderts, and wrote many poems, several of which have been set to music. They were collected and published in 1843. His translations from the classic poets of Italy are also justly celebrated.