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Biographical / Historical
Eduard von Bauernfeld (1802-1890) was an Austrian dramatist who authored comedies and farces that addressed the social and political issues of the times. He ranked high among the German playwrights of the century, and he also wrote several essays. Prior to his career as an author, he worked for the Austrian government in a legal capacity; however, during this time he wrote several pieces harshly criticizing the government.