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Wolfgang Robert Griepenkerl (1810–1868)

Griepenkerl, Wolfgang Robert (grēp’ben-kārl). A German poet, dramatist, and essayist; born in Hofwyl, Bern, Switzerland, May 4, 1810; died at Brunswick, Oct. 16, 1868. His ‘Pictures from Classic Greece,’ a collection of poems, attracted attention, and an epic on ‘The Sistine Madonna’ made him celebrated. He wrote several excellent works on music. ‘Artistic Genius in German Literature during the Last Century’ was for years an authority upon the subject. Among his plays are: ‘Maximilian Robespierre’; ‘The Girondins’; ‘Ideal and World’; and ‘In the Upper Sphere.’