Herr Heinrich Heine, b. 1797, is best known for his lyric poems, some of which were turned into German art songs by Schumann and Schubert. As he grew older, his wit got sharper and more political. Eventually he moved to Paris for the last 25 years of his life.
Rhinos like crisp humor and analysis, so Heine was a big hit with Us. Of a newly installed politico, he said “Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid.”
How could you not admire a guy like that?! (the poet, not the politico.)