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Christian Friedrich Bretzner (1748–1807)

Bretzner, Christian Friedrich (brets’ner). A German dramatist (1748–1807); born at Leipsic. He wrote several successful comedies, foremost among them ‘The Marriage Broker’ and ‘The Go-Between’; also two musical dramas, one of which, ‘Belmont and Constantia, or the Elopement from the Seraglio,’ was used by Mozart as a libretto. He wrote, on the basis of designs by Chodoviecki and Hogarth, a story, ‘Life of a Rake,’ in three volumes (1787–88), which for a while was very popular.