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Georg Philipp Harsdörffer (1607–1658)

Harsdörffer, Georg Philipp (härs’dėrf-er). A German poet; born in Nürnberg, Nov. 1, 1607; died there, Sept. 22, 1658. In 1644 he helped to found the Pegftitz Order, which did good work in improving literary language. Best remembered of his many works are: ‘The Poetical Funnel,’ for “pouring in knowledge,” a satirical “royal road” to poesy; and a ‘Manual of Polite Conversation.’