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Klopstock, Friedrich Gottlieb
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(Jul 2, 1724, Quedlinburg – Mar 14, 1803, Hamburg), epic poet, lyricist and dramatist with significant influence on 18th-century German literature, obtained a comprehensive humanist education at the Princes' School in Pforta, which he attended from 1739 to 1745. In 1745, he took up the study of theology and philosophy at the University of Jena, and transferred in 1746 to Leipzig. With the publication of the first three songs of the verse epic Der Messias in 1748, Klopstock immediately attained widespread fame and popularity. In 1750, he traveled to Züri…

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Hurst, Matthias, “Klopstock, Friedrich Gottlieb”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_11893>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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