Georg Neumark


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(Langensalza, 1621–81, Weimar), a minor baroque poet and novelist, was first a private tutor at Kiel, then studied at Königsberg, where he met Simon Dach. In 1652 he became librarian and archivist in Weimar, was elected to Die Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft in 1653 and became its secretary in 1656. He was also a member of the Hirten- und Blumenorden an der Pegnitz. He published several volumes of poetry (including Poetisch- und Musikalisches Lustwäldchen, 1652; Fortgepflanzter Musikalisch-Poetischer Lustwald, 1657; and Lieder, 1675), but he is now almost exclusively known for the religious poem ‘Trostlied’ (‘Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten’), written in Kiel in 1640. Neumark also wrote novels (Betrübt-verliebter doch endlich hocherfreuter Hirt Filamon wegen seiner edlen Schäfernymphen Belliflora, 1640, and Keuscher Liebesspiegel, 1649), and in 1666 published the collection Poetisch-historischer Lustgarten. His Poetische Tafeln, oder Gründliche Anweisung zur Teutschen Verskunst appeared the following year.

From The Oxford Companion to German Literature in Oxford Reference.

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