Adelbert Von Chamisso

(30 January 1781 – 21 August 1838 / Champagne)

Adelbert Von Chamisso
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Adelbert von Chamisso was a German poet and botanist.

He was born Louis Charles Adélaïde de Chamissot at the château of Boncourt at Ante, in Champagne, France, the ancestral seat of his family. His name appears in several forms, one of the most common being Ludolf Karl Adalbert von Chamisso. Driven out by the French Revolution, his parents settled in Berlin, where in 1796 young Chamisso obtained the post of page-in-waiting to the queen, and in 1798 entered a Prussian infantry regiment as ensign.

Shortly thereafter, upon the Peace of Tilsit, his family was permitted to return to France; he remained in Germany and continued his military career. He had little education, ... more »

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Das Schloß Boncourt

Ich träum' als Kind mich zurücke
Und schüttle mein greises Haupt;
Wie sucht ihr mich heim, ihr Bilder,
Die lang' ich vergessen geglaubt?


Hoch ragt aus schatt'gen Gehegen
Ein schimmerndes Schloß hervor,
Ich kenne die Türme, die Zinnen,
Die steinerne Brücke, das Thor.


Es schauen vom Wappenschilde
Die Löwen so traulich mich an,
Ich grüße die alten Bekannten
Und eile den Burghof hinan.


Dort liegt die Sphinx am Brunnen
Dort grünt der Feigenbaum,
Dort, hinter diesen Fenstern,
Verträumt' ich den ersten Traum.


Ich tret' in...

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