The New International Encyclopædia/Heinzen, Peter

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HEINZEN, hīn'tsen, Peter (better known as Karl) (1809-80), A German-American author, born at Grevenbroich, and educated at Bonn, whence he was expelled because of his radicalism. After two years in the Dutch Army he returned to Germany, and entered the Prussian Government service. But his contributions to the Leipziger Allgemeine Zeitung and to the Rheinische Zeitung excited the displeasure of the Government; both journals were suppressed; his book, Die preussische Büreaukratie (1845), was confiscated, and he escaped trial by flight to Belgium, Switzerland, and finally to America, He returned to take part in the Revolution of 1848; then came once more to the United States; lived in New York, Louisville, Cincinnati, and Boston, and published the very radical organ, the Pionier. His collected works were published at Boston (1868-72), and include: Gedichte; Sechs Briefe an einen frommen Mann; Die Teutschen und die Amerikaner; and The True Character of Humboldt. Many of his writings were published by the Society for the Propagation of Radicalism in the United States — e.g. Rights of Women (1891), and Teutscher Radikalismus in Amerika (1898).