|Short Name:||Siegfried A. Mahlmann|
|Full Name:||Mahlmann, Siegfried August, 1771-1826|
Siegfried August Mahlmann was born in Leipzig on May 13, 1771. He studied law in the university and, after travelling throughout Europe, bought a book store in Leipzig in 1802. From 1805 to 1816, he edited the Zeitung fur die elegante Welt, and from 1810 to 1818 wrote for the Leipziger Zeitung. In addition to more serious poems, he wrote a number of songs still popular with German children. His collected poems have been published several times. He died at Leipzig, December 16, 1826.
--The Hymnal 1940 Companion