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date: 29 September 2020

Huber, Franz Xaver locked

  • Thomas Bauman


(b Beneschau, Bohemia, Oct 10, 1755; d Mainz, July 25, 1814). German playwright . After living in Prague, Huber moved to Vienna in 1781, where he worked in a newspaper office. He was so outspoken in his liberal opinions, especially his support of the French and Napoleon, that he was forced to flee to Bavaria in 1809. In addition to satirical novels he wrote opera texts for Vienna’s suburban theatres and also the libretto for Beethoven’s oratorio Christus am Oelberge (1803).

Another Franz Xaver Huber, born in 1760 at Munderfing, Upper Austria, may be the author of some of the librettos attributed to the Bohemian Huber. He died in Vienna about 1809.

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