Andreas Gryphius

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Birthday
11, 1616
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jul 16, 1664 (47)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
11, 1616
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jul 16, 1664 (47)

About

German playwright and poet who mostly wrote tragedies, such as Catharina von Georgien and Leo Arminius.

Before Fame

He studied poetry at Danzig in 1634.

Trivia

One of his professors in college, Peter Crüger, introduced him to the newly emerging style of poetry.

Family Life

His father was a clergyman and he was left an orphan from an early age.

Associated With

Fellow playwright William Shakespeare inspired some of his work with the character of Pyramus.

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