Franz von Dingelstedt (1814 - 1881) - Author Collection
Franz von Dingelstedt (June 30, 1814 – May 15, 1881) was a German poet, dramatist and theatre administrator. In 1839 he wrote the novel Unter der Erde (Beneath the Earth), which obtained considerable success. In 1841, Lieder eines kosmopolitischen Nachtwächters, the book by which he is best remembered, was published. These poems were an effective contribution to the political poetry of the day.