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Ivan Chemnitzer (1745–1784)

Chemnitzer, Ivan Ivanovich (ċhem’nit-sėr). A Russian fabulist (1745–84); born at Jenotajevsk, government of Astrakhan. At first he wrote in German; his masters and models in literature were Russian, though he was powerfully influenced by Gellert and La Fontaine. His ‘Fables and Tales’ appeared in two parts anonymously (1779 and 1782) during his life, and a third part after his death.