Chamberlain, Houston Stewart at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:
British-born Germanophile writer. An admirer of R. Wagner, he wrote a biography of the composer and several books on his works (1892-95) and later married Wagner's daughter. In his Foundations of the Nineteenth Century (2 vols., 1899), he presented a broad but biased analysis of European culture and proclaimed the racial and cultural superiority of the so-called Aryan element in European culture. His theories, which owed much to the writings of J. Gobineau, influenced German nationalist thought, particularly A. Hitler's National Socialist movement.