E. T. A. Hoffmann
Born: January 24, 1776
Died: June 25, 1822
Occupation: Critic, jurist, author, composer, artist
Biography: Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann, better known by his pen name E. T. A. Hoffmann, was a German Romantic author of fantasy and horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist.