Nikolaus Lenau (13 August, 1802 – 22 August, 185) was an Austrian poet who was born in what today would be Hungary.
Fun Facts about Nikolaus Lenau:
- The poet was born as Nikolaus Franz Niembsch Edler von Strehlenau in the Kingdom of Hungary, now Lenauheim, Banat.
- Mr. Lenau’s father was a Habsburg official.
- The poet went to the University of Vienna. He studied Hungarian law at Pozsony (now Bratislava). Later he studied medicine.
- He started writing poems because he was unable to make a living in any profession.
- Money inherited from his grandmother allowed Nikolaus Lenau to write full time.
- In 1827 Mr. Lenau published his first poem.
- During his life he lived in Stuttgart, Baltimore, Ohio, and Indiana. He finally settled in Vienna.
- In 1844 Mr. Lenau started showing signs of mental issues.
- He was put in an asylum, under restraint for the remainder of his life.
- On Mr. Lenau’s grave there is a replica of an open book with an extract from his poems An Frau Kleyle and Vergangenheit.
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