Martin Opitz


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(Bunzlau, Silesia, 1597–1639, Danzig), a son of middle-class parents, received his schooling at Bunzlau and Breslau. He then studied at Beuthen, Frankfurt/Oder, and Heidelberg, taking refuge from the disturbances of war in Holland, where he became a friend of Heinsius, in 1620. He was in Denmark in 1621, and in 1622 accepted a teaching appointment in remote Transylvania, which he held for a year.


From The Oxford Companion to German Literature in Oxford Reference.

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