[hof-muh n; for 1, 2 also German hawf-mahn]
- E(rnst) T(he·o·dor) A(ma·de·us) (Wil·helm) [ernst tey-aw-dohr ah-mah-dey-oo s vil-helm] /ɛrnst ˈteɪ ɔˌdoʊr ˌɑ mɑˈdeɪ ʊs ˈvɪl hɛlm/, 1776–1822, German author, composer, and illustrator.
- Jo·sef [joh-zuh f, -suh f] /ˈdʒoʊ zəf, -səf/, 1870–1956, Viennese architect and designer, born in Austria-Hungary.
- Ro·ald [roh-uh l, -ahl] /ˈroʊ əl, -ɑl/, born 1937, U.S. chemist, born in Poland: Nobel Prize 1981.
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Hitler responded by buying her (through Hoffmann) an apartment five minutes from his flat, where Ilse came to live too.New Biography Explores the Life and Myth of Eva Braun
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In this sense Matthys completed the transformation begun by Hoffmann.German Culture Past and Present
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The episode is furnished with a beginning and ending original with Hoffmann.The Translations of Beowulf
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