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Collin, Heinrich Joseph von
Heinrich Joseph von Collin. Engraving, around 1805.
Collin, Heinrich Joseph von, b. Vienna, Dec. 26, 1771, d. Vienna, July 28, 1811, dramatist, poet, journalist; brother of Matthäus von Collin. Developed a new concept of tragedy influenced by P. Metastasio, F.G. Klopstock and Goethe's "Iphigenie". Wrote patriotic poetry such as the "Songs of Austrian Soldiers" (Lieder ö. Wehrmänner) (1809) and theoretical essays on aesthetics. Tomb in Karlskirche (church in Vienna).
Further Works: Plays: Regulus, 1802; Coriolan, 1805; Bianca della Porta, 1808. - Edition: Sämmtliche Werke, ed. by. M. v. Collin, 6 vols., 1812-1814.
Literature: G. Jungmayer, H. C., doctoral thesis, Vienna 1981.