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Rudolf Erich of Baron PDF/EPUB ê Raspe was a German librarian, writer and scientist, called by his biographer John Carswell a rogue He is best known for his collection of tall tales, The Surprising Adventures The Adventures PDF/EPUB or of Baron Munchausen, originally a satirical work with political aimsRaspe was born in Hanover, studied law and jurisprudence at G ttingen and Leipzig and worked as a librarian for the university of Adventures of Baron PDF/EPUB ✓ G ttingen In , he became a clerk in the university library at Hanover, and in secretary to the university library at G ttingen He had become known as a versatile The Adventures of Baron Munchausen ePUB » of Baron scholar and a student of natural history and antiquities, and he published some original poems and also translations, among the latter of Leibnitz s philosophical works and of Ossian s poems He also wrote a treatise on Thomas Percy s Reliques of Ancient English PoetryIn , he was appointed professor in Cassel, and subsequently librarian He contributed in a zoological paper to the th volume of the Philosophical Transactions, which led to his being selected an honorary member of the Royal Society in London, and he wrote voluminously on all sorts of subjects In , he started a periodical called the Cassel Spectator From , he was responsible for some collections of Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse Kassel or Hesse Cassel He had to flee to England in after having gone to Italy in to buy curios for the Landgrave He was found to have sold the Landgrave s valuables for his own profitIn London, he employed his knowledge of English and his learning to secure a living by publishing books on various subjects, and English translations of German works, and there are allusions to him as a Dutch savant in in the writings of Horace Walpole, who gave him money and helped him to publish an Essay on the Origin of Oil painting But Raspe remained poor, and the Royal Society expunged his name off its listFrom to , he was employed by Matthew Boulton as assay master and storekeeper in the Dolcoath mine in Cornwall At the same time, he also authored books in geology and the history of art The Trewhiddle Ingot, found in , is a year old lump of tungsten found at Trewhiddle Farm This may predate the earliest known smelting of the metal which requires extremely high temperatures and has led to speculation that it may have been produced during a visit by Raspe to Happy Union mine at nearby Pentewan in the late eighteenth century Raspe was also a chemist with a particular interest in tungsten Memories of his ingenuity remained to the middle of the th century While in Cornwall, he seems to have written the original version of M nchausen, which was subsequently elaborated by othersHe also worked for the famous publisher John Nichols in several projects, among which was a descriptive catalogue he compiled of James Tassie s collection of pastes and casts of gems, in two quarto volumes of laborious industry and bibliographical rarity Raspe then went to Scotland, and in Caithness found a patron in Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster, whose mineralogical proclivities he proceeded to impose upon by pretending to discover valuable and workable veins on his estates Raspe had salted the ground himself, and on the verge of exposure, he absconded He finally moved to Ireland where he managed a copper mine on the Herbert Estate in Killarney He died in Killarney, County Kerry, of typhoid, in November The Baron M nchausen tales were made famous when they were borrowed, translated into German, and embellished somewhat by Gottfried August B rger in and have been among the favourite reading of subsequent generations, as well as the basis of several films, including Terry Gilliam s The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Today it is not known whether anyone during Raspe s lifetime was aware of his authorship of the Adventures, other than his friend.
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