Borne, Ludwig, political writer, was born in 1786, at Frankfort. After studying medicine at Berlin (where he met the famous Henrietta Herz), and law and political economy at Heidelberg and Giessen, he received an appointment in the office of police of his native town. Thereafter he applied himself to literature, finally settling in Paris in 1832, where he died in 1837. He was disappointed with the results of the French Revolution of 1830, having expected to find a new society according to his theories. He was an enthusiast and a radical, and between him and Heine there sprang up a bitter antipathy. His works comprise twelve volumes, and embrace satire, criticism, and wit; his strong point was sarcasm.