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Title: Barthold Niebuhr

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: 1854 or later

Editorial note: Grier estimates that this was written in the late 1850s (Walt Whitman: Notebooks and Unpublished Manuscripts, ed. Edward F. Grier [New York: New York University Press, 1984], 5:1838). "German Literature" refers to Joseph Gostwick's German Literature, which Lippincott published in 1854.

Source: Middlebury College Library, Special Collections. Transcribed from digital images of the original item.

Whitman Archive ID: mid.00013

Contributors to digital file: Lauren Grewe, Matt Cohen, and Nicole Gray



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Barthold Niebuhr

1776–1831—55 years
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Born at Copenhagen—during youth visited London and Edinburgh—Was an occupant of political offices for the younger‑manhood years of his life—but in 1823,—(aged 47) retired to Bonn, and became the great Reformer of Roman History, (and ancient History generally,)—

Was much excited by the French Revolution of July, 1830—said to have hastened his death Jan 1831. —see page 249–50–51 "German Literature")




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