Austrian journalist and author; born in Prague 1834; died Feb. 25, 1888. He removed in 1855 to Vienna, where he devoted himself to journalism. In 1859-60 he was editor of the literary section of Kuranda's "Ostdeutsche Post," and later special correspondent in Italy and Spain of the "Neue Freie Presse." Subsequently, together with Jacob Herzog, he founded the "Montagsrevue," with which he continued to be associated till his death.
Of Klapp's works may be mentioned: "Komische Geschichten aus dem Jüdischen Volksleben," Berlin, 1859; "Die Flagellanten"; "In London Unter den Feniern," Troppau, 1869; "Revolutionsbilder aus Spanien," Hanover, 1869; "Reisetagebuch des Schah von Persien," 1874; the novels: "Zweierlei Juden," Vienna, 1870, and "Die Bankgrafen, Roman aus der Schwindelzeit," 2 vols., Bern, 1877. He wrote also several comedies, among which was "Rosenkranz und Güldenstern" (Vienna, 1885), which was produced on all the stages of Germany after its presentation at the Vienna Burgtheater, where it could be played only without mention of the name of its author.