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Karl Friedrich Hieronymus Freiherr von Münchhausen - bibliography

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German officer and author, born May 11, 1720, estate Bodenwerder, Hannover; died February 22, 1797.


  • Karl Friedrich Hieronymus Freiherr von Münchhausen:
    Vademecum für lustige Leute. 1781-1783.
  • Rudolf Erich Raspe:
    Baron Munchhausens Narrative of His Marvelous Travels and Campaigns in Russia.
    London, 1785.
  • Gottfried August Bürger:
    Wunderbare Reisen zu Wasser und zu Lande. Feldzüge und lustige Abenteuer des Freiherrn von Münchhausen, wie er dieselben bei der Flasche im Zirkel seiner Freunde selbst zu erzählen pflegt.
    This book appeared anonymous in 1786, published by Dietrich in Göttingen. It was not until 1798, four years after Bürger’s death in poverty, that the author’s name became known.
  • Karl Immermann:
    Münchhausen. Eine Geschichte in Arabesken. 1839.

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