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Korner, Karl Theodor (1791-1813), a soldier-poet of Germany, was born at Dresden, his father being the friend of Goethe and Schiller. At the Freiberg School of Mines he composed some lyrics. which were published in 1810. After studying for a shoit time at Leipzig and Berlin, he, in 1811, went to Vienna. During the next two years he produced some tragedies (ltosamundc and Zring) and other plays (The Watchman, etc.) and lyrics. Korner joined the students' corps of Black Hussars in the War of Liberation, when he was mortally wounded in a skirmish between Gadebusch and Schwerin. The best of his patriotic songs are contained in Legcr unci Schwert, an English version of which appeared in 1839. Many lives of Korner have been published, one of which is by his son Jonas (1881). At Dresden there is a Korner Museum.