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Gryphius, Andreas
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(Oct 2, 1616, Glogów [Ger. Glogau], Poland – Jul 16, 1664, Glogów), the son of a Lutheran pastor, one of the most important representatives of German Baroque literature (Baroque: IV), mainly on account of his poems and tragic plays. He attended the Academic Gymnasium in Danzig, among other institutions, and studied in Leiden from 1638 to 1644. After an extensive study tour through France and Italy and a long stay in Straßburg, Gryphius returned to Silesia in 1647 and assumed the office of Syndic of the Gloga…

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Krummacher, Hans-Henrik, “Gryphius, Andreas”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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