GOTTFRIED AUGUST BURGER
\ɡˈɒtfɹɪd ˈɔːɡəst bˈɜːɡə], \ɡˈɒtfɹɪd ˈɔːɡəst bˈɜːɡə], \ɡ_ˈɒ_t_f_ɹ_ɪ_d ˈɔː_ɡ_ə_s_t b_ˈɜː_ɡ_ə]\
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An eminent German poet; born at Molmerswende, near Ballenstedt, Anhalt, Dec. 31, 1747, or Jan. 1, 1748; died in Gottingen, June 8, 1794. Shakespeare and Percy's "Reliques of English Ballad Poetry" had a decisive influence in giving direction to his efforts at poetic expression. "Lenore" (1773) established his reputation as a poet, which was sustained by the ballads that followed it: "The Parson's Daughter"; "The Wild Huntsman"; "The Song of the Brave Man"; "Kaiser and Abbot". Specimens of his burlesque ballads are: "The Robber Count"; "The Wives of Weinsberg".
By Charles Dudley Warner