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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Johann Jakob Bodmer (1698–1783)

Bodmer, Johann Jakob (bod’mėr). A Swiss scholar and literary critic; born near Zürich, July 19, 1698; died on Jan. 2, 1783. He was the first to make English literature known in Germany; and wrote dramas, and the epics ‘The Deluge’ (1751) and ‘Noah’ (1752). He published two volumes of ‘Critical Letters,’ and prepared editions of ancient German poetry; ‘Specimens of Thirteenth Century Suabian Poetry’; ‘Fables from the Time of the Minnesingers’; ‘Kriemhilde’s Revenge’; etc. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).