Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Blind, Karl

BLIND, KARL (blint) , a German author and revolutionist, born at Mannheim, Sept. 4, 1826; studied law at Heidelberg. For his share in the risings in south Germany in 1848 he was sentenced to eight years' imprisonment, but while being taken to Mainz was liberated by the populace. After the reaction had again triumphed over the Continent, Blind found an asylum first in Belgium, and afterward in England, where he took an active part in Democratic propaganda. An enthusiastic advocate of German freedom and unity, he promoted the Schleswig-Holstein movement. As an author he has written on politics, history, and mythology, including lives of Ledru-Rollin, Deák, Freiligrath. He died May 31, 1907.