JEAN FRANCCOIS REWBELL (1747-1807), French politician, was born at Colmar (then in the department of Haut-Rhin) on the 8th of October 1747.
Next year he published Le Rhin, a series of letters from Germany, brilliant and vivid beyond all comparison, containing one of the most splendid stories for children ever written, and followed by a political supplement rather pathetically unprophetic in its predictions.
COLMAR, or Kolmar, a town of Germany, in the imperial province of Alsace-Lorraine, formerly the capital of the department of Haut-Rhin in France, on the Logelbach and Lauch, tributaries of the Ill, 40 m.
In 1792 he enlisted in the Haut-Rhin volunteers, and was from his military knowledge at once elected adjutant and soon afterwards lieutenant-colonel.
The Finow canal with the Oder, the Ruppin canal with the Rhin, the BerlinSpandau navigable canal (52 m.) with the Spree, and the PlaueIhle canal with the Elbe.