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Peter Pypers (1749–1805)

Pypers, Peter (pī’pers). A Dutch poet and dramatic writer; born at Amersfoort, 1749; died in 1805. To escape entering the Church as his family wished, he fled to Amsterdam and entered the employ of a merchant; but devoted his leisure to writing poetry and plays, most of them translated or imitated from the French. Among them are: ‘Lansus and Lydia,’ a tragedy (1777); ‘Beverly,’ a drama (1781); ‘The Widow of Malabar,’ a tragedy (1786); ‘Stephen, the First Christian Martyr’ (1790); ‘Jephtha,’ a tragedy’ (1794); ‘Iphigenia,’ a tragedy (1801). He also published various collections of poems.