Georgius Macropedius


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(Gemert, Holland, 1475–1558,'s Hertogenbosch), who belongs primarily to the literary history of the Netherlands, is the author of a number of Latin plays which are important also for German humanism. Among them are Comediae sacrae, for example, Asotus (1537), dealing with the prodigal son, Lazarus (1541), and Hecastus, which treats the theme of Everyman. His comedies (fabulae ludicrae) include Aluta (1535), directed against the peasant, and Andrisca (1537), the taming of a shrew.

From The Oxford Companion to German Literature in Oxford Reference.

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