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Viereck, George Sylvesterlocked

(31 December 1884–18 March 1962)
  • Justus D. Doenecke

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Viereck, George Sylvester (31 December 1884–18 March 1962), poet, writer, and propagandist, was born in Munich, Germany, the son of Louis Viereck, a Social Democratic politician, and Laura Viereck. His parents were first cousins. Late in 1896 Viereck moved to New York City, where his father was a journalist. In 1906 he received his B.A. from the College of the City of New York. In September 1915 Viereck married Margaret “Gretchen” Edith Hein; they had two children, one of whom—Peter Viereck—also became a famous poet....

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