Hartmann, Moritz, b. Dušniky, Czech Republic (then Duschnik), Oct. 15, 1821, d. Vienna, May 13, 1872, writer. Studied medicine in Prague, from 1844 free-lance writer in Leipzig. In autumn 1848 took part in the uprising in Vienna and after it had been put down fled to Switzerland, 1868 returned to Vienna, editor of the "Neue Freie Presse" daily newspaper until he died. One of the greatest political and socially critical writers of the pre-revolutionary period advocating liberalism and social justice.
Works: Reimchronik des Pfaffen Maurizius, 1849; Erzählungen eines Unsteten, 2 vols., 1858; Bruchstücke revolutionärer Erinnerungen, 1861; Novellen, 3 vols., 1863. - Edition: Gesammelte Werke, ed. L. Bamberger and W. Vollmer, 10 vols., 1873/1874.
Literature: M. Pazi, M. H., in: Jb. Des Inst. für dt. Geschichte 2, 1973; ÖBL; NDB.