The New International Encyclopædia/Lewald, August

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LEWALD, lā'vȧlt, August (1792-1871). A German author, born at Königsberg. He entered the Russian service at Warsaw, as secretary, during the War of Liberation. He became an actor, and after 1818 he was manager and director of theatres at Hamburg, Stuttgart, and elsewhere. In 1835 he founded at Stuttgart the periodical Europa, and afterwards became editor of the conservative Deutsche Chronik. A collection of his works, made by himself, was published in twelve volumes (1844-45), including the autobiographical Aquarelle aus dem Leben (1836-37 and 1840).