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Gotthold Lessing Biography and Poems

Gotthold Lessing Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Gotthold Lessing, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by Lessing, as well as, a video biography...if available.

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Lessing, Gotthold

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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (22 January 1729 – 15 February 1781) was a German writer, philosopher, dramatist, publicist and art critic, and one of the most outstanding representatives of the Enlightenment era. His plays and theoretical writings substantially influenced the development of German literature. He is widely considered by theatre historians to be the first dramaturg.

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