Uhland, Johann Ludwig (1787-1862), famous German poet, was born at Tübingen, and in 1810 went to Paris to study law, but gave most of his time to the examination of old German manuscripts. He settled in Stuttgart as a lawyer on his return, and then published his first volume of poems in 1850. These Gedichte have nearly reached their 70th edition. In 1829 he became professor of German at Tübingen. He published various dramas, critical essays, etc., but his Gedichte, which were frequently revised and edited too, have made his name a household word throughout the German states. Some of his poems are very beautiful, and have often been translated.