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German poet and author; born at Rodenberg, Hesse, June 26, 1831. He studied law at the universities of Heidelberg, Göttingen, Berlin, and Marburg, but soon abandoned jurisprudence for literature. In 1851 appeared in Bremen his first poem, "Dornröschen," which was soon followed by many others. From 1855 to 1862 he traveled, visiting Great Britain, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Italy, and Switzerland. In 1859 he settled in Berlin, where he still (1905) resides.

From 1867 to 1874 he was coeditor with Dohm of the "Salon für Litteratur, Kunst und Gesellschaft"; and in the latter year he founded the "Deutsche Rundschau." In 1897 he received the title "Professor." Rodenberg is a prolific writer. Of his works may be mentioned: "Lieder," Hanover, 1854; "Pariser Bilderbuch," Brunswick, 1856; "Kleine Wanderchronik," Hanover, 1858; "Ein Herbst in Wales," ib. 1857; "Die Insel der Seligen," Berlin, 1860; "Alltagsleben in London," ib. 1860; "Die Harfe von Erin," ib. 1861; "Tag und Nacht in London," ib. 1862; "Lieder und Gedichte," ib. 1863 (6th ed., 1901); "Studienreisen in England," Leipsic, 1872; "Belgien und die Belgier," Berlin, 1881; "Bilder aus dem Berliner Leben," ib. 1885 (3d ed., 1891); "Unter den Linden," ib. 1888; "Franz Dingelstedt," ib. 1891; and "Erinnerungen aus der Jugendzeit," ib. 1899.

Julius Rodenberg.

His novels include: "Die Strassensängerin von London," Berlin, 1863; "Die Neue Sündflut," ib. 1865; "Von Gottes Gnaden," ib. 1870; "Die Grandidiers," Stuttgart, 1879 (2d ed., 1881), a story of the Franco-Prussian war; "Herrn Schellbogens Abenteuer," Berlin, 1890; "Klostermanus Grundstück," ib. 1890 (2d ed., 1892).

  • Meyers Konversations-Lexikon;
  • Brockhaus Konversations-Lexikon;
  • Regina Neisser, in Allg. Zeit. des Jud. 1901, pp. 296 et seq.
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