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Heinrich Zschokke

Johann Heinrich Daniel Zschokke was a German Swiss and reformer. Most of his life was spent, most of his reputation earned, in Switzerland, he had an extensive civil service career, wrote histories and other works which were known. Born in Magdeburg, Prussia, he was educated at the monasterial school and at the Altstädter Gymnasium there, he ran away from school at 17, spent some time as playwright with a company of strolling actors. He studied philosophy and history at the University of Frankfurt, where in 1792 he established himself as a Privatdozent. While a Privatdozent, Zschokke created a sensation by publishing the extravagant novel, Abällino, der grosse Bandit, modelled on Schiller's Die Räuber, the melodramatic tragedy Julius von Sassen; the Prussian government declined to make him a full professor, in 1796 Zschokke settled in Switzerland, where he conducted an educational institution in the castle of Reichenau. The authorities of Graubünden granted him citizenship, in 1798 he published his Geschichte des Freistaates der drei Bünde im hohen Rätien.

The political disturbances of this year compelled him to close his institution. He was, sent as a deputy to Aarau, where he was appointed president of the educational department. Soon afterward, the Helvetic executive directory sent him as government commissioner to Unterwalden for the purpose of restoring tranquility, his authority was extended over the cantons of Uri and Zug. Zschokke distinguished himself by the vigour of his administration and by the enthusiasm with which he devoted himself to the interests of the poorer classes of the community. In 1800, he reorganized the institutions of the Italian cantons and was appointed lieutenant-governor of the canton of Basel. Zschokke retired from public life when the central government at Bern proposed to re-establish the federal system, but after the changes effected by Napoleon Bonaparte he entered the service of the canton of Aargau, with which he remained connected. While Zschokke appeared as one of the most distinguished and energetic public men in Switzerland, he still found time to cultivate his favorite literary pursuits, it is chiefly by his numerous writings and fictitious, that he became known to the world at large.

In 1801, he attracted attention by his Geschichte vom Kampfe und Untergange der schweizerischen Berg- und Wald-Kantone. Through his popular Schweizerbote, the publication of which began in 1804, he exercised a wholesome influence on public affairs. In 1811 he started a monthly periodical, the Erheiterungen. In addition to his 1801 work, he wrote various other historical works, among which are Ueberlieferungen zur Geschichte unserer Zeit and Des Schweizerlandes Geschichte für das Schweizervolk. Zschokke's tales, on which his literary reputation rests, are collected in several series, Bilder aus der Schweiz, Ausgewählte Novellen und Dichtungen; the best known are: Addrich im Moos, Der Freihof von Aarau, Jonathan Frock, Der Creole, Das Goldmacherdorf, Meister Jordan. In Stunden der Andacht, read, he expounded in a rationalistic spirit the fundamental principles of religion and morality. Eine Selbstschau is a kind of autobiography. According to the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, "Zschokke was not a great original writer, but he secured an eminent place in the literature of his time by his enthusiasm for modern ideas in politics and religion, by the sound, practical judgment displayed in his works, by the energy and lucidity of his style."An edition of Zschokke's selected works, in forty volumes, was issued in 1824–28.

In 1851–54 an edition in thirty-five volumes was published. A new edition of the Novellen was published by A. Vögtlin in twelve volumes. In his years, Zschokke traveled to Überlingen am Bodensee to enjoy the waters at the city's spa. Keller, Beiträge zur politischen Thätigkeit Zschokkes Wernly, Vater Heinrich Zschokke M. Schneiderreit, seine Weltanschauung und Lebensweisheit In addition to Wernly's work, there are biographies of Zschokke by E. Münch, Emil Zschokke, R. Sauerländer. Werner Ort. Heinrich Zschokke 1771–1848. Eine Biografie. Baden: hier+jetzt 2013. ISBN 978-3-03919-273-1 Works by Heinrich Zschokke at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Heinrich Zschokke at Internet Archive Works by Heinrich Zschokke at LibriVox "Zschokke, Johann Heinrich"; the Nuttall Encyclopædia. 1907. "Zschokke, Johann Heinrich Daniel". Collier's New Encyclopedia. 1921

Sarektjåkkå

Sarektjåkkå is the second highest mountain in Sweden and the highest mountain in the Laponian area at 2.089 kilometres AMSL. The mountain is located close to the eastern border of Sarek National Park, about 23 kilometres south-west of Suorva. Sarektjåkkå is not accessible by any nearby roads, so the approach takes a day or more of backcountry hiking. Accessing the north summit, at 2.056 kilometres altitude, is a steep hike up. The actual summit is located about 600 metres southwest of the north summit via a ridge and is not as easy to reach, requiring exposed scrambling. An alternative route is to scale the summit from the south by steep hiking, but this requires crossing glaciers. List of European ultra prominent peaks "Sarektjåhkkå, Sweden" on Peakbagger

Editors Press Service

Editors Press Service was a print syndication service of columns and comic strips, in operation from 1933 to 2010. It was notable for being the first U. S. company to syndicate material internationally. Despite surviving for more than seven decades, EPS was never a large operation, characterized by comic strip historian Allan Holtz as a "hole-in-the-wall outfit." Joshua B. Powers a former U. S. government agent whose beat was South America, in partnership with The Evening Post Publishing Company, founded Editors Press Service when he retired in 1933, providing Latin American newspapers with comics strips, cooking features, other material, in exchange for ad space that he would in turn sell to U. S. companies. Chilean political figure Carlos Dávila was associated with EPS from its foundation in 1933. Sebastian Tomas Robles, son of Peruvian composer and ethnomusicologist Daniel Alomía Robles, was a staff cartoonist for EPS beginning in 1933. Cartoonist Mort Leav began his professional career in 1936 with EPS, supplying illustrations in the period 1937 to 1940 for articles syndicated to South American newspapers.

From 1936 to 1940, Editors Press published the weekly comic book Wags in the U. K. and Australia. Wags # 1 is notable for featuring the debut of Queen of the Jungle, she was created by Jerry Iger, who ran his own small studio, Universal Phoenix Features, who commissioned Mort Meskin to produce prototype drawings of Sheena. Comic strips syndicated by EPS at various points in the 1940s included Captain Wings, Doctor X, Olly of the Movies. After a long hiatus in the 1950s,'60s, and'70s, Editors Press got back into comic strip syndication in the 1980s and'90s. Starting in 1989 they began syndicating a Tom and Jerry strip, produced by Kelley Jarvis, which ran until 1994. At that point the company picked up The Flintstones by Karen Machette, which it inherited from the McNaught Syndicate. Editors Press syndicated The Flintstones until 1998. In 2004, the Evening Post Publishing Company sold Editors Press Service to the Universal Press Syndicate, which renamed it Atlantic Syndication. In 2010, Atlantic was merged with UPS as part of Universal Uclick.

International syndication continued with representation of The Christian Science Monitor News Service, GlobalPost, London's The Independent news service, a fashion and celebrity news service called The Daily. Captain Wings by "Flowers" Doctor X by M. R. Mont Olly of the Movies by Julian Ollendorff — inherited from Consolidated News Features, which had inherited it from the McNaught Syndicate, where it had debuted January 22, 1934 The Flintstones by Karen Machette — inherited from the McNaught Syndicate, where it originated October 2, 1961 Tom and Jerry by Kelley Jarvis and Paul Kupperberg & Rich Maurizio Aaggghhh by Ham Condorito by René Pepo Ríos — inherited from Universal Press Syndicate, which had acquired it from United Feature Syndicate in 1993 Gaturro by NIK Ginger Meggs by Jason Chatfield Ronaldinho Gaucho by Mauricio de Sousa Tutelandia by Tute Wags Wags