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Justus Friedrich Wilhelm Zachariä (1726–1777)

Zachariä, Justus Friedrich Wilhelm (tsä-ċhä-rē’ā). A German poet and satirist; born at Frankenhausen, May 1, 1726; died at Brunswick, Jan. 30, 1777. He was professor of belles-lettres in the Carolinum, Brunswick (1761). He wrote ‘The Brawler’ (1744), the first burlesque heroic poem that had appeared in German; ‘Phaeton’; ‘The Handkerchief’; ‘Murder in Hell’ (1757); ‘Fables and Tales’ (1771); etc.; and translated into German hexameters Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’ (1760). ‘Poetical Works,’ 9 vols., 1763–65; posthumous writings, with biography, 1781.