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Richard Voss (September 2, 1851 – June 10, 1918) would be a German dramatist and novelist. In standard German orthography, his name is printed as Vos.

Voss was created at Neu-Grape near Pyritz, in Pomerania, the boy of the country squire.

Though meant for the existence of the country gentleman, he demonstrated no inclination for outside existence, as well as on his return in the war of 1870-71, by which he was wounded, he studied philosophy at Jena and Munich, after which settled at Berchtesgaden. In 1884 Charles Alexander, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, hired Voss as librarian from the Wartburg, but he later resigned the publish, because of sickness.

Voss spent twenty five years of his existence living at Frascati, near Rome, where he authored a lot of his novels and plays. He was granted honorary citizenship from the town.