Hugo von Hofmannsthal

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Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Hugo Laurenz August Hofmann von Hofmannsthal (1 February 1874 – 15 July 1929) was an Austrian poet, dramatist, and essayist.

He had partial Italian and Jewish ancestry and married a Jewish convert to Christianity.

He was a conservative. In 1927, he made a famous speech that stated that “The process of which I am speaking is nothing less than a conservative revolution on such a scale as the history of Europe has never known." This is stated to have popularized the phrase the “Conservative Revolution” in the context of the Conservative Revolutionary movement.

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