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Münchhausen, Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von, Baron, 1720-1797

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Personal name headingMünchhausen, Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von, Baron, 1720-1797
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Münchhausen, Hieronymus Carl Friedrich von, Baron, 1720-1797
Münchhausen, Baron, 1720-1797
Birth date17200511
Death date17970222
Place of birthBodenwerder (Germany)
Place of deathBodenwerder (Germany)
Found inStökl, H. Freiherrn von Münchhausens Reisen und Abenteuer, 19th and early 20th century: t.p. (Freiherrn von Münchhausen)
Webster's biographical dictionary, c1974: p. 1071 (Münchhausen, Baron Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von. Eng. corruption Baron Mun-chauśen (mŭn-chôź'n). 1720-1797. German huntsman and soldier, b. in Hanover; served with distinction as officer in Russian campaign against Turks. Reputed to have told exaggerated anecdotes of his adventures and exploits; his name is now proverbially associated with absurdly exaggerated stories)
Wikipedia, July 1, 2014 (Baron Münchhausen; Hieronymus Carl Friedrich Baron von Münchhausen; born 11 May 1720 in Bodenwerder; died 22 February 1797 in Bodenwerder; nobleman and a famous recounter of tall tales. Münchhausen's reputation as a storyteller has been exaggerated by writers, giving birth to a fully fictionalized literary character usually called simply Baron Munchausen. Münchausen syndrome and the Münchhausen trilemma are named after him)