Huguenot-German writer / 1777-1843 / full name: Friedrich Heinrich Karl Baron de la Motte Fouqué, Baron de Saint-Surin, Seigneur de la Greve / tutored at home / 1794-1802, 1812-15 military career / 1798, 1803, 1833 marriages / 1803-20 author at Castle Nennhausen in Brandenburg: romantic connection between Germanic warrior sagas and French stories of chivalry / 1811 publication of Undine, operas by E.T.A. Hoffmann in 1816, Albert Lortzing in 1845, Sergei Prokofiev in 1907 / posthumous publications in 1846 of his Geistlichen Gedichte (Spiritual Poems), 1862 Christlichen Gedichte (Christian Poems)