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The New International Encyclopædia/Becker, August (author)

BECKER, August (1828-91). A German author; born at Klingenmünster. He studied at Munich, from 1855 to 1859 was a member of the staff of the Allgemeine Zeitung of Augsburg, and from 1859 to 1864 editor of the liberal Isar-Zeitung. He published Jungfriedel, der Spielmann (1854), a poem which established his reputation, and considerable fiction, including Des Rabbi Vermächtnis (1866); Vervehmt (1868), which was attacked for containing alleged portraitures of contemporaries of the Bavarian Court, and Der Küster von Horst (1889).