Wilhelm Hey

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Alias: Johann Wilhelm Hey


Born: 26 March 1789

Died: 19 May 1854


Son of H. A. Hey, pastor at Leina, Germany, Wilhelm studied at the University of Jena and Göttingen. In 1811, he became a Licentiate Theology, and after varied work as a tutor, in 1818 he became pastor at Töttelstadt, near Gotha. In 1827, he became court preacher at Gotha, where his preaching attracted large audiences. In 1832, he was appointed superintendent of Ichtershausen. Hey wrote his poetry mostly for children.

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Fabeln für Kinder (Tales for Children) - Hamburg, Germany (1833), Noch fünfzig Fabeln für Kinder - Germany (1837)

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