Friedrich von Wickede is best known as a writer of songs, which have received much praise. He has also composed an opera, Ingo; an overture, Per Aspera ad astra; piano-pieces and a funeral march for Emperor Wilhelm I. He was born at D6mitz-on-Elbe. He was at one time an army officer and then a postqffice official, and has lived at various times in Leipsic, Hamburg, Mannheim and Munich. He studied with J. Vieth, and has devoted his leisure time to musical pursuits.