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Auersperg Anton Alexander

Auersperg, Anton Alexander, Count, belonged to the same noble house of Carniola as the foregoing, and was born in 1806. He had a marked talent for poetry, especially for ballads and satires. Under the pseudonym of Anastasius Grun he used his pen against Metternich and the Absolutist party, producing also lyrical pieces of wider interest, and spirited romances in verse such as Der Letzte Ritter, Robin Hood, Volkslieder, and In der Veranda. Having for many years taken an active part in provincial politics, he entered the Reichsrath in 1860, and like his more distinguished kinsman fought on the side of progress and popular representation. His death occurred in 1876.