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Simon Dach

(1605—1659)


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(Memel, 1605–59, Königsberg) a lyric poet, became a schoolmaster in Königsberg in 1633, and professor of poetry at the university in 1639. By nature retiring, he led an uneventful life and mingled principally with the group of citizens who wrote poetry in their spare time and formed the so-called Königsberg school (see Königsberger Dichterschule). Shortly before his death, the Great Elector (see Friedrich Wilhelm, der Grosse Kurfürst) granted Dach a small estate.

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From The Oxford Companion to German Literature in Oxford Reference.

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