Hertz, Henrik (1798-1870), a Danish poet, was born at Copenhagen. In 1817 he entered the university as law-student, but soon gave himself to literature. His earlier works were anonymous, and consist of comedies, a vaudeville, and a satire which made some commotion. In 1833 he went, by aid of a travelling pension from the Government, to Italy, France, and Germany, entering on his return upon an active literary life. Besides many other works, both comedies and tragedies, he wrote several novels. Theodore Martin translated his King Rvni's Bauyhter.