German writer; born at Rokitnitz, Bohemia, April 20, 1831; died there March 26, 1857. The son of an indigent shoḥeṭ and ḥazzan, he attended the gymnasia at Reichenau and at Prague, and went in 1853 to Vienna, where he devoted himself to literature. His sketches were collected and published in 1858 by his faithful friend, the celebrated Austrian poet Alfred Meissner, under the title "An der Grenze. Aus dem Nachlasse des Moritz Reich."
- Brümmer, Lexikon Deutscher Dichter und Prosaisten, ii. 175.