Collin, Matthäus von
Matthäus von Collin, engraving after a painting by L. Kupelwieser
Collin, Matthäus von, b. Vienna, March 3, 1779, d. Vienna, Nov. 23, 1824, dramatist and poet, brother of Heinrich Joseph von Collin, professor of aesthetics and history of philosophy in Krakow and Vienna, tutor to the Duke of Reichstadt (1816), 1816-1818 editor of the "Wiener Allgemeine Literaturzeitung" newspaper and the "Jahrbücher der Litteratur" (1818-1821); his essays on literature ("Über das histor. Schauspiel", 1812) are considered the beginning of German studies in Austria.
Works: Dramat. Dichtungen, 4 vols., 1813-1817 (mainly topics related to Austrian History, Babenberg Series); posthumous poems ed. by J. v. Hammer, 2 vols., 1827.