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Gustav Friedrich Wilhelm Grossmann (1743–1796)

Grossmann, Gustav Friedrich Wilhelm (grōs’man). A German dramatist and actor; born in Berlin, Nov. 30, 1743; died at Hanover, May 20, 1796. While in the diplomatic service, he became intimate in a literary circle which included Lessing; and successively wrote in a few days each ‘The Fire of Passion,’ a comedy, and ‘Wilhelmine von Blondheim,’ a tragedy, which were extremely successful. He turned actor, rose to high reputation, and produced much-admired comedies.