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Hofer

Hofer

[hoh-fer]
Hofer, Andreas, 1767-1810, Austrian patriot; son of a Tyrolean innkeeper. After its defeat by Napoleon I in 1805 Austria was forced to cede the Tyrol to France's ally Bavaria. In 1809, when Austria renewed war on France, Hofer led the Tyrolean peasants in rebellion against Bavaria and the French. After several military successes he was made governor of the Tyrol by the Austrians. In Oct., 1809, Austria was obliged by the Treaty of Schönbrunn to abandon the Tyrol, but Hofer continued to resist. He was betrayed to the French, court-martialed, and shot at Mantua.
Hofer, Karl, 1878-1955, German painter. After a stay in Paris, where he was influenced by Cézanne's works, Hofer settled in Berlin (1913). He developed a restrained expressionist style revealing melancholic psychical isolation in works such as Three Maskers (1922; Wallraf-Richartz Mus., Cologne). In 1943, Hofer's studio was destroyed by the Nazis.
Hofer like Höfer (or Hoefer) is a German surname derived from Hof (yard, court) which may refer to:

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