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Christian Felix Weisse (1726–1804)

Weisse, Christian Felix (vī’sė). A German poet and writer for the young; born at Annaberg, Jan. 28, 1726; died at Leipsic, Dec. 16, 1804. He wrote: ‘Sportive Lays’ (1758), in the Anacreontic vein; ‘Lays of the Amazons’ (1760); and several tragedies and comedies; he was less successful with these than with his comic operas, which for a long time held the boards of the Leipsic theatre. He wrote also ‘Songs for Children’ (1776).