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Heinrich Heine was born in Dusseldorf in 1797 to a Jewish family. He was a German romantic poet, journalist, essayist and critic known for his lyric poetry and his radical political views which forced him into exile in Paris, where he died in 1856.
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Kietz, Ernst Benedikt, 1815-1892: Portrait of Heinrich Heine, Leo Baeck Institute Art and Objects Collection, 78.120a.
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