Heinrich Heine

Died aged c. 57

Christian Johann Heinrich Heine (German: [ˈhaɪnʁɪç ˈhaɪnə]; born Harry Heine; 13 December 1797 – 17 February 1856) was a German poet, writer and literary critic. He is best known outside Germany for his early lyric poetry, which was set to music in the form of Lieder (art songs) by composers such as Robert Schumann and Franz Schubert. Heine's later verse and prose are distinguished by their satirical wit and irony. He is considered a member of the Young Germany movement. His radical political views led to many of his works being banned by German authorities—which, however, only added to his fame. He spent the last 25 years of his life as an expatriate in Paris.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Heinrich Heine German poet and essayist (1799-1856) lived here 1827

32 Craven Street, Westminster, WC2, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Hier wohnte in den jahren 1821 und 1822 Heinrich Heine geb 13.12.1797 gest 17.2.1856

Behrenstr., Berlin, Germany where they lived