Munchausen


Munchausen
Munchausen in reference to unbelievable stories (1850) is in reference to Baron Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von Münchhausen (1720-1797), German adventurer who served in the Russian army against the Turks; wildly exaggerated exploits attributed to him are told in the 1785 English book "Baron Munchausen, Narrative of his Marvellous Travels," written by Rudolph Erich Raspe (1734-1794). As a syndrome involving feigned dramatic illness, it is attested from 1951.

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  • Munchausen — may refer to:*Baron Münchhausen (1720 1797), a German nobleman whose adventurous life was later fictionalized in literature.In culture* Les Aventures de baron de Munchhausen (1911), a silent film directed by Georges Méliès. * Münchhausen (1943),… …   Wikipedia

  • Munchausen — Münchausen Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Karl Friedrich Hiéronymus, baron de Münchhausen (1720 1797) est un militaire allemand devenu un personnage fictif auteur d exploits fabuleux.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Münchausen — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Karl Friedrich Hiéronymus, baron de Münchhausen (1720 1797) est un militaire allemand devenu un personnage fictif auteur d exploits fabuleux. Le syndrome… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Munchausen — [mun′chou΄zən, moon′chou΄zən; mun′chô΄zən, moon′chô΄zən] Baron ( Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von Münchhausen) 1720 97; Ger. soldier & adventurer known for his exaggerated tales of his exploits, esp. as collected by Rudolf Erich Raspe (1737 94), Ger …   Universalium

  • Munchausen — [mun′chou΄zən, moon′chou΄zən; mun′chô΄zən, moon′chô΄zən] Baron ( Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von Münchhausen) 1720 97; Ger. soldier & adventurer known for his exaggerated tales of his exploits, esp. as collected by Rudolf Erich Raspe (1737 94), Ger …   English World dictionary

  • Munchausen — n. Baron von Munchausen (1720 1797, born Karl Friedrich Hieronymus), German born soldier of Russian campaigns, teller of exaggerated tales of heroic exploits; hero of the fictional stories written by Rudolph Erich Raspe …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Munchausen — noun German raconteur who told preposterous stories about his adventures as a soldier and hunter; his name is now associated with any telling of exaggerated stories or winning lies (1720 1797) • Syn: ↑Munchhausen, ↑Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von… …   Useful english dictionary

  • munchausen — mun·chau·sen …   English syllables

  • Münchausen syndrome by proxy — Classification and external resources DiseasesDB 33167 eMedicine med/3544 …   Wikipedia

  • Münchausen by Internet — is a pattern of behavior in which Internet users seek attention by feigning illnesses in online venues such as chat rooms, message boards, and Internet Relay Chat (IRC). It has been described in medical literature as a manifestation of factitious …   Wikipedia


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