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(first published January 1st 1997)
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Gottfried August Bürger was a German poet from Molmerswende (now a part of Mansfeld), Principality of Halberstadt, where his father was the Lutheran pastor. Bürger's talent for popular poetry was very considerable, and his ballads are among the finest in the German language, of which Lenore, Das Lied vom braven Manne, Die Kuh, Der Kaiser und der Abt and Der wilde Jäger are famous. Few of his purel ...moreMore about Gottfried August Bürger...