Sigmund von Birken

Portrait of Sigmund von Birken, engraving by Jacob von Sandrart

Sigmund von Birken (25 April 1626 — 12 June 1681) was a German poet of the Baroque. He was born in Wildstein, near Eger, and died in Nuremberg, aged 55.

His pupil, Sibylle Ursula von Braunschweig-Lüneburg wrote part of a novel, Die Durchlauchtige Syrerin Aramena (Aramena, the noble Syrian lady), which when complete would be the most famous courtly novel in German Baroque literature; it was finished by her brother Anton Ulrich and edited by Sigmund von Birken.[1][2]

Some hymnsEdit

  • "Jesu, deine Passion" (Jesus, I Will Ponder Now), sung to the tune "Jesu Kreuz, Leiden und Pein"[3]
  • "Lasset uns mit Jesu ziehen" (Let Us Ever Walk With Jesus), sung to the tune "Lasset uns mit Jesu ziehen"[4]

Further readingEdit

  • Hellmut Rosenfeld (1955), "Birken, Sigmund v.", Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB) (in German), 2, Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 256–257
  • Ferdinand Spehr (1875), "Birken, Sigmund von", Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB) (in German), 2, Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 660–661

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hilary Brown (2012). Luise Gottsched the Translator. Camden House. pp. 27–. ISBN 978-1-57113-510-0.
  2. ^ Jo Catling (23 March 2000). A History of Women's Writing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Cambridge University Press. pp. 42–. ISBN 978-0-521-65628-3.
  3. ^ Jesus, I Will Ponder Now, text, also see the tune, Jesu Kreuz, Leiden und Pein, mp3 has six verses of organ only
  4. ^ Let Us Ever Walk With Jesus, text, also see this mp3 with organ only for the tune For Let Us Ever Walk With Jesus

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