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The New International Encyclopædia/Hellwald, Ferdinand von

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HELLWALD, hĕl'vȧlt, Ferdinand von (1843-84). An Austrian historian of literature, born in Vienna. In 1862 he was employed in the Imperial Library there, studied the North Germanic dialects and literatures, and was sent to the Netherlands by the library. He published (1866) the Voyage au Maroc 1640-41 by the painter Adrian Mathan, and (1873) the second part of Spieghel historiael by Jakob von Maerlant, which he discovered in the library at Vienna, and other valuable works. His own writings are: Vlämisches Leben, Geschichten und Bilder (1867); Geschichte des holländischen Theaters (1874); and Geschichte der niederländischen Litteratur, completed and edited by Schneider (1887).