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Czepko, Daniel

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Author(s): Roloff, Hans-Gert
[German Version] (Sep 23, 1605, Koszowice [Koschwitz], Silesia, Poland – Sep 8, 1660, Wolów [Wohlau], Silesia, Poland; ennobled to Daniel Czepko v. Reigersfeld in 1657), Protestant poet (Baroque: IV, 1). After attending Latin school in Schweidnitz (modern Swidnica, Poland), he studied medicine at Leipzig in 1623, ¶ and law at Strasbourg and Heidelberg in 1625. He spent a year as observer at the Imperial High Court in Speyer, and finally settled in Silesia in 1629. He was one of the most important poets and writers of the…