Happy! - May 11
Subject: Happy! - May 11|
From: Abby Sale
Date: 11 May 05 - 08:10 AM
German soldier & tall-tale and folk tale teller
Karl Friedrich Hieronymus, Freiherr (Baron) von Münchhausen
His name is still a medical synonym for "liar." ("Mythologist" also means liar.) Some of his tales were the basis for The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, by Rudolf Erich Raspe. And a great movie.
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Subject: RE: Happy! - May 11|
Date: 13 May 05 - 05:30 AM
For the folksong angle:
One of his offsprings (great..don't know how many)...son) was Börries Freiherr von Münchhausen (1874-1945), a man who has written ballads and several songs which now may pass for traditional German folksongs (Jenseits des Tales, Die Glocken stürmten vom Bernwardsturm, etc).