Hermann Lingg , from 1890 Ritter von Lingg , (born January 22, 1820 Lindau ; † June 18, 1905 Munich ) was a German poet and medicin. As a lyricist and epic poet , he devoted himself particularly to composing ballads , but also wrote dramas and short stories . His cousin Maximilian von Lingg was Bishop of Augsburg.
Lingg completed his schooling at the Royal Bavarian school Kempten and then studied medicine at the universities of Munich , Freiburg , Berlin and Prague , received his doctorate in Munich in June 1843 with a thesis on the correlation of history of medicine and a history of the disease and resigned as assistant physician in the Bavarian Army . His battalion was used to suppress revolutionary uprisings in Baden (most recently in Rastatt and Donauwörth ). When he had to act contrary to his convictions (among the revolutionaries there were also some of his childhood friends), he fell into severe depression and paranoia, fled to the woods, was admitted to the military hospital in Munich in July 1849, released to relatives a few weeks later, in September In 1849 he was brought to the Winnenthal sanatorium , whose director Albert Zeller released him as cured in March 1850. Lingg moved to Munich, where he was retired and from then on devoted himself exclusively to historical and poetic studies, financially supported by King Max II .
Lingg first gained recognition through a collection of his poems introduced by Emanuel Geibel (Stuttgart 1853, 7th edition 1871 and Stuttgart 1868, 3rd edition 1874). His best-known work is Die Völkerwanderung (Stuttgart 1866–68, 3 vol.).
A pension and occasional financial support from friends such as B. Max von Pettenkofer and Justus von Liebig as well as the German Schiller Foundation enabled Lingg, who had re-stabilized psychologically, an adequate life. In 1854 he married a forest ranger's daughter. He met the writer Emanuel Geibel, who introduced him to the Munich poet group Die Krokodile . He wrote many poems, including the eponymous " The Crocodile of Singapore ".
His main estate is in the Bavarian State Library in Munich.
Lingg's grave can be viewed at the Old North Cemetery in Munich.
Since 1839 he was a member of the Corps Suevia Munich .
Awards and honors
- Honorary citizen of Lindau in 1890
- Honorary citizen of Munich in 1890
- Order of Merit of the Bavarian Crown 1890
- Poems, 1853. Ed. 1854 online
- Catiline. Drama , 1864. online
- The Walkyren. A dramatic poem in three acts, 1865. online
- The Great Migration . 3 vols., 1866/68. Volume 1 online , Volume 2 , Volume 3
- Poems. Second volume, 1868. online
- Patriotic Ballads and Chants, 1869. online
- Publisher: Liebesblüthen from Germany's poets' grove. lyric anthology, 1869. online
- Poems. Third volume , 1870. online
- Poems of time. 1870. online
- Walks through the international art exhibition in Munich. 1870. online
- Violante. Tragedy. 1871. online
- Dark forces. Epic seals. 1872. online
- The defeat of cholera. Satyr drama, 1873. online
- The Doge Candiano. Drama. 1873. online
- Berthold Schwarz. Dramatic poetry. 1874. online
- Macalda. Tragedy, 1877. online
- Keystones. New poems , 1878. online
- Byzantine short stories. 1881. online
- Of forest and lake. Five novels. 1883.
- Clytia. A scene from Pompeii. 1883.
- Skald sounds. Book of ballads by contemporary poets (anthology, together with Countess Ballestrem ), 1883.
- Högni's last military expedition. Nordic scene based on an Edda saga. 1884.
- Lyrical. new poems, 1885.
- The Bregenz Klause. Drama (revision of the novel of the same name published in 1883). 1887.
- Annual rings. New poems. 1889
- Furrows. New novellas. 1889
- The Great Migration . 2nd ed. 1892
- Dramatic seals. Complete edition, 1897/99.
- My life journey. Autobiography, 1899. online
- Closing Rhythms and Latest Poems. 1901
- Günter Häntzschel: New German Biography (NDB). Volume 14, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1985, ISBN 3-428-00195-8 , p. 623 f. ( ). In:
- Walter Knote: Hermann Lingg and his lyrical poetry. Mayr, Würzburg 1936.
- Emil Pfaff: Hermann Lingg as an epic poet. Ebering, Berlin 1925.
- Frieda Port: Hermann Lingg. A life story. Beck, Munich 1912.
- Harald Salfellner (ed.): With pen and scalpel. Vitalis, Prague 2014.
- Arnulf Sonntag: Hermann Lingg as a poet. Lindauer, Munich 1908.
- Manfred Zschiesche: Hermann Lingg. An appearance of the German late classicism. With special consideration of his dramas. Korn, Breslau 1940.
- Article German poets: Hermann Lingg in: Illustrirte Zeitung. 39: 428-430 (1862).
- Literature by and about Hermann Lingg in the catalog of the German National Library
- Works by and about Hermann Lingg in the German Digital Library
- Hermann Lingg in the Bavarian literature portal (project of the Bavarian State Library )
- Works by Hermann Lingg at Zeno.org .
- Works by Hermann Lingg in the Gutenberg-DE project
- Hermann Lingg in the Internet Archive
- Lingg's manuscripts and letters in libraries and archives
- Transcriptions at ngiyaw eBooks - as well as digital copies at ngiyaw Sources
- Hermann Lingg: Poems (PDF; 49.7 MB), 1854; in the project "Poetry Theory" ( Memento from September 8, 2012 in the Internet Archive )
- "About Modern Poetry" by Hermann Lingg in the " Poetry Theory" project
- Autobiographical, youthful memories and confessions, 5.King Max and old Munich, Das Krokodil ( Paul Heyse )
- Ralf Lienert: One of the oldest schools in Bavaria: The Carl-von-Linde-Gymnasium celebrates its 200th anniversary on October 2nd. In: all-in.de, August 30, 2004 (accessed January 10, 2016).
- Kösener corps lists 1910, 178 , 247.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Lingg, Hermann Ritter von; Lingg, Hermann von|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German poet and medic|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 22, 1820|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Lindau|
|DATE OF DEATH||June 18, 1905|
|Place of death||Munich|