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Christoph Martin Wieland (1733–1813)

Wieland, Christopher Martin (vē’länt). A German poet and prose-writer; born in Oberholzheim, Suabia, Sept. 5, 1733; died on Jan. 20, 1813. He established two periodicals, the German Mercury, and the Attic Museum. His most famous work is the poem ‘Oberon’ (1780). Others are: ‘Agathon’ (1766–67); ‘The New Amadis’ (1771); ‘The Golden Mirror’ (1772). He also translated the greater part of Shakespeare into German. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).