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Johann Heinrich Voss (1751–1826)

Voss, Johann Heinrich. A German poet; born in Sommersdorf, Mecklenburg, Feb. 20, 1751; died at Heidelberg, March 29, 1826. His principal original work is the idyl ‘Luise,’ published in complete form in 1795. His fame is based principally, however, upon his translations of the classical writers: Homer’s ‘Iliad,’ together with a revised version of the ‘Odyssey’ (1793); Vergil (1799); Horace and Hesiod (1806); Theocritus, Bion, and Moschus (1808); Tibullus (1810); Aristophanes (1821). He is also the author of a number of lyrical poems.