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Johann Uz

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Johann Uz.

Johann Peter Uz (October 3, 1720 – May 12, 1796), German poet.

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He was born at Ansbach. He studied law in 1739-43 at the university of Halle, where he associated with the poets Johann Gleim and Johann Nikolaus Götz, and in conjunction with the latter translated the odes of Anacreon (1746).[1]

In 1748 Uz was appointed unpaid secretary to the Justizcollegium, an office he held for twelve years; in 1763 he became assessor to the imperial court of justice at Nuremberg, in 1790 was made a judge.[1]

A monument to Uz stands in the Ansbach Court Garden. It was near this monument, in 1833, that Kaspar Hauser was murdered.

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  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Uz, Johann Peter". Encyclopædia Britannica. 27 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.