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Heinrich Wilhelm von Gerstenberg (1737–1823)

Gerstenberg, Heinrich Wilhelm von (gār’sten-bārg). A German dramatist, critic, and poet; born in Tondern, Schleswig, Jan. 3, 1737; died at Altona, Nov. 1, 1823. He entered the Danish army and subsequently lived in Copenhagen. His literary career began with ‘Trifles,’ a collection of verse. ‘War Songs of the Danish Grenadiers,’ ‘Song of a Scandinavian Bard,’ ‘The Bride,’ and ‘Ariadne in Naxos,’ succeeded. His ‘Letters on the Striking Things in Literature’ and his tragedy of ‘Ugolino’ have proved popular.