Considered a significant number in nineteenth-century German Realism, he’s most widely known for Immensee, Der Schimmelreiter, and additional novellas. During the period of his profession, he also released poetry and brief tales. During his period as a regulation college student in Berlin and Kiel, he released his 1st poetry collection. He was significantly influenced by the task of poet Joseph von Eichendorff. He was wedded to Konstanze Esmarch until her loss of life in 1864. Later on in existence, he wedded Dorothea Jensen. He was a modern of fellow German writer Gottfried Kinkel.