Christian Johann Heinrich Heine (Düsseldorf, December
13, 1797- Paris -February 17, 1856) was one of most important
poets of Germany. It is said that he was "the last romantic
poet. He turned everyday language into lyrical poetry and
gave the German language a never before known elegance and
Heine studied at the universities of
Bonn, Berlin and Göttingen, but he was more interested
in literature than in law. Nevertheless he graduated in law.
Because of his Jewish origin and his political opinions he
was often treated with hostility. For opportune reasons he
converted to the Lutheran church in 1825. His critical views
caused his books to be forbidden in the political and social
climate of Germany in those days. As a reaction to his exile
he wrote "Deutschland, ein Wintermärchen" (translated:
"Germany, a winter fairy tail") in 1844 .
Today he is one of Germany's most translated
and exhibited poets.
In this book "Deutschland, ein Wintermärchen"
(digitalized by Google) we can read God's name: