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Lenau Nikolaus

The Austrian poet Nikolaus Lenau (1802-1850) was born in Csatád near Temesvar in Hungary.

After the death of his father, his mother married a second time and moved with him to the northern, mountainous Hungary.

Lenau spent two years of his childhood here in the Tokaj area.

The landscape has deeply influenced him and his poetry. He paid homage to the Tokay in his poem "Mishka on the Tisza": "Up the bottle in his left, Up the sabre in his right, And down the riders' throats, Sweet fire flows in the dance, streams the glorious Tokay."

Other poems by Lenau on the subject of wine are called "In der Schenke" and "Der einsame Trinker" (see further sayings of many other well-known personalities in connection with wine and wine enjoyment under Quotations):

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