Sigmund von Birken

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.

Portrait of Sigmund von Birken, engraving by Jacob von Sandrart

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]

Further readingEdit

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

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