Münchhausen Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von

Münch·hau·sen

 (münKH′hou′zən) also Mun·chau·sen (mŭn′chou′-, mŭnch′hou′-), Baron Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von 1720-1797.
German nobleman who was the subject of a highly popular and ostensibly autobiographical book detailing his fantastic adventures as a soldier and sportsman.
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