Manfred

Manfred: A dramatic poem is a poem written in 1816–1817 by Lord Byron. It contains supernatural elements, in keeping with the popularity of the ghost story in England at the time. It is a typical example of a Romantic closet drama. Byron wrote this `metaphysical drama`, as he called it, after his marriage failed in scandal amidst charges of se.....
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Manfred

(1231-1266) German ruler. He was king of Sicily from 1258. Because he had had Saracen help, he was excommunicated by the pope. He subsequently invaded papal territory and conquered Tuscany. Pope Urban IV later...
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Manfred

(1232-1266), King of Sicily. Natural son of Frederic II (See) who took over the Kingdom as Regent when Frederic died and refused to yield it to the Pope. When the legitimate heir died he assumed the rule in defiance of the Popes who summoned the French to crush him. The Florentine historian Villani says that he was a notorious skeptic but a very gi...
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Manfred

(from the article `Byron, George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron`) ...mountains and lakes, in verse that expresses both the most aspiring and most melancholy moods. A visit to the Bernese Oberland provided the ... ...just mentioned and Beethoven`s music for Goethe`s Egmont (1810); Schubert`s for the German playwright Helmina von Chézy`s ...
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Manfred

[Schumann] Manfred: Dramatic Poem with Music in Three Parts (Opus 115) [German: Manfred. Dramatisches Gedicht in drei Abtheitungen], is a work of incidental music by Robert Schumann. The work is based on the poem Manfred by Lord Byron and consists of an overture, an entracte, melodramas, and several solos and choruses. Written primarily in ...
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Manfred

effective king of Sicily from 1258, during a period of civil wars and succession disputes between imperial claimants and the House of Anjou.[5 related articles]
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Manfred

Manfred (măn'frud, Ger. män'frāt) , c.1232–1266, king of Sicily (1258–66), the last Hohenstaufen on that throne. An illegitimate son of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II, Manfred was regent in Sicily for his brother Conrad IV. Conrad died in 1254, and Manfred seize...
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