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Karl Gottfried von Leitner

(1800- 1890)

Karl (or Carl) Gottfried Ritter von Leitner ( was an Austrian author and publicist from Graz, Styria, Austria.

From 1837 to 1854 he was the first Secretary to the Estates in Styria. He was the editor of the newspaper "Steiermark Zeitschrift" (Styria Times). Karl was the curator of the Landesmuseum Joanneum (Joanneum National Museum) in Graz, Austria from 1858 to 1864, and ge co-founded the Historical Association for Styrian Friendship with Peter Rosegger.

Some of his ballads were set to music by Franz Schubert, including Der Kreuzzug (D932), Der Wallensteiner Lanzknecht beim Trunk (D931), Der Winterabend (D938), Des Fischers Liebesglück (D933), Die Sterne (D939) and Vor meine Wiege (D927).

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Related Songs

Composed Title Composer
Des Fischers Liebesglück (D933) Franz Schubert
Die Sterne (D939) Franz Schubert
Drang in die Ferne (D770) Franz Schubert
Das Weinen (D926) Franz Schubert
Der Kreuzzug (D932) Franz Schubert
Der Winterabend (D938) Franz Schubert
Vor meiner Wiege (D927) Franz Schubert