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Philipp von Zesen (1619–1689)

Zesen, Philipp von (tsā’zen). A German poet, and critical and satirical writer; born at Priorau near Dessau, 1619; died at Hamburg, 1689. He devoted himself to the study of philology and poetry; giving special attention to perfecting and purifying his mother tongue. Among his numerous writings in prose and verse are the novels ‘Adriatic Rosemund’ (1645) and ‘Samson’; and the poem ‘Priorau; or, The Praise of the Fatherland,’ as well as some excellent short verse.