The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

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As many youthful readers may wonder who or what Munchausen is; and as even those who have heard of his adventures may be in doubt as to whether the hero ever existed; it seems well to state here that the family of Munchausen is well known in certain parts of Germany, and is one from which many eminent men have sprung. At the present day its name is borne by various officials in the civil service and by officers of high rank in the army.

Karl Friedrich Hieronymus, Baron von Munchausen, was born in Bodenwerder in Hanover, in May, 1720, and died in February, 1797. in 1737 he served in Russian campaigns against the Turks, and after his return acquired great notoriety by his exaggerated stories of adven-

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