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Andreas Gryphius (1616–1664)

Gryphius, Andreas (grē’fē-ös or grif’i-us). A German poet, dramatist, and scholar; born in Glogau, Silesia, Oct. 11, 1616; died there, July 16, 1664. ‘Leo Armenius,’ ‘Catherine of Georgia,’ ‘The Murdered Royalty; or Charles Stuart,’ are his tragedies. He was deemed one of the most profound scholars of his day. Among his performances was ‘Peter Squenz,’ an adaptation from a garbled transcript of Shakespeare’s ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream.’