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Pages: 38. Chapters: People from Glauchau, People from
Hohenstein-Ernstthal, People from Zwickau, Robert Schumann,
Georgius Agricola, Karl May, Ludwig Greiner, Fritz Bleyl, Christoph
Daum, Jay Katz, Gert Frobe, Karl Gottlieb Bretschneider, Walter
Schlesinger, Joachim, Count of Schonburg-Glauchau, Paul Flechsig,
Jurgen Croy, Wilhelm Meisel, Lars Riedel, Justus Falckner, Rudolf
K. Poecker, Walter Fritzsch, Volkmar Weiss, Hans-Uwe Pilz, Max
Pechstein, Siegfried Gottwald, Christoph Bergner, Gotthilf Heinrich
von Schubert, Lutz Dombrowski, Jurgen Fanghanel, Theodor Hell, Sven
Gunther, Gerhard Kuntscher, Teresa Weissbach, Christian Wilhelm
Niedner, David Koler, Ernst Tromner, Hagen von Ortloff, Eckart
Viehweg, Uwe Ackermann, Michael Zachries, Christine Spielberg,
Gotthilf Ludwig Mockel, Paul Fleming, Kerstin Knupfer, Dietmar
Schmidt, Jochen Forster, Martin Erich Philipp, Hans Dominik, Werner
Bochmann. Excerpt: Karl Friedrich May (; 25 February 1842 - 30
March 1912) was a popular German writer, noted mainly for adventure
novels set in the American Old West, (best known for the characters
of Winnetou and Old Shatterhand) and similar books set in the
Orient and Middle East (with Kara Ben Nemsi and Hadschi Halef
Omar). In addition, he wrote stories set in his native Germany, in
China and in South America. May also wrote poetry and a play, as
well as composing music; he was proficient with several musical
instruments. Many of his works were filmed, adapted for the stage,
processed to audio dramas or transcribed into comics. Karl May's
birth houseKarl May was born into a family of poor weavers in
Ernstthal, Schonburgische Rezessherrschaften (later part of the
Kingdom of Saxony). He was the fifth child out of fourteen, nine of
whom died within several months of birth. According to his
autobiography, he suffered from visual impairment shortly after b..
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