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Johann Karl August Musäus (1735–1787)

Musäus, Johann Karl August (mö-zā’ös). A German satirical writer; born at Jena, March 29, 1735; died at Weimar, Oct. 28, 1787. He was professor at the Weimar gymnasium in 1770. Among his works were: ‘The German Grandison’ (1781–82), satirizing Richardson’s novel ‘Sir Charles Grandison’; ‘Physiognomical Journeys’ (1778–79), satirizing Lavater; ‘Folk-Tales of the Germans’ (latest ed. Hamburg, 1870); ‘Ostrich Feathers’ (1787), his chief production, and for a long time very popular; etc.