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[heb-uh l]
  1. (Chris·ti·an) Frie·drich [kris-tee-ahn free-drikh] /ˈkrɪs tiˌɑn ˈfri drɪx/, 1813–63, German lyric poet and playwright.
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Historical Examples

  • Most charmingly Hebbel describes his first experience of love, when but four years old.

    The Sexual Life of the Child

    Albert Moll

  • Hebbel, especially, must be regarded as the most original and revolutionary German dramatist of the 19th century.

  • With less success Sudermann attempted in Johannes a tragedy on lines suggested by Hebbel.

  • To comfort himself he read Hebbel's Life; and for a time he thought of going to America.

    Musicians of To-Day

    Romain Rolland

British Dictionary definitions for hebbel


  1. Christian Friedrich (ˈkrɪstian ˈfriːdrɪç). 1813–63, German dramatist and lyric poet, whose historical works were influenced by Hegel; his major plays are Maria Magdalena (1844), Herodes und Marianne (1850), and the trilogy Die Nibelungen (1862)
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