Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) was a German poet whose poetry has a strong political focus. MacDonald includes several translations from Heine in Exotics (pp. 154-165), his book of translations from German and Italian poets (1876). The poems he includes resonate nicely with Phantastes.
Heine, Heinrich, "Phantastes Chapter 17/18: Exotics" (1876). German Romantic and Other Influences. 19.
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