The New International Encyclopædia/Reumont, Alfred von

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REUMONT, rẽ'môN', Alfred von (1808-87). A German historian. He was born at Aix-la-Chapelle, studied at Bonn and Heidelberg, and in 1832 traveled through Greece and the Ionian Islands. In 1835 he entered the diplomatic service, and subsequently was Minister Resident in Italy, principally at the Papal Court. His historical works include: Ganganelli, seine Briefe und seine Zeit (1847); Beiträge zur italienischen Geschichte (1853-57); Die Jugend Katharinas de' Medici (1854); Die Gräfin von Albany (1860); Zeitgenossen (1862); Geschichte der Stadt Rom (1867-70); Lorenzo de' Medici il Magnifico (1874); Geschichte Toscanas (1870-77); Vittoria Colonna (1881); and Charakterbilder aus der neueren Geschichte Italiens (1886). Upon art he wrote biographies of Michelangelo (1834), Andrea del Sarto (1835), and Benvenuto Cellini (1847), and other works.