Hauff, Wilhelm (1802-27), a German writer of some performance and great promise, was born at Stuttgardt and educated at Tubingen. He was for a short time a private tutor, and had edited a paper for some months when he died so prematurely. He is chiefly remembered by his Mdrchen and others of his tales, such as Bas Bild des Kaisers, and Bie Bdterin vom Pont des Arts.
He also wrote Phantasien im Bremen Rathskeller, a few satires and poems, and Lichtenstein, a once popular romance. An 18th edition of his complete works appeared in 1882.