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Christian Wernicke

Christian Wernicke

German diplomat and poet
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Intro German diplomat and poet
Countries Germany
Occupations Poet Writer Diplomat
Gender male
Birth 1661 (Elbląg)
Death 1725 (Copenhagen)
Education University of Kiel
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Christian Wernicke (January 1661 – 5 September 1725) was a German epigramist and diplomat. His surname has also been spelled Wernigke, Warneck, and Werneke.

Biography

Wernicke was born in Elbing (Elbląg), Royal Prussia. After attending school in Elbing and Thorn (Toruń), Wernicke studied philosophy and poetry under Daniel Georg Morhof at the University of Kiel in Holstein. He then spent three years at the court of Mecklenburg and took educational trips to Holland, France, and England, before settling in Hamburg in 1696, where he worked as a private scholar. From 1714-1723 he worked as an ambassador for the court of Denmark.

Wernicke's clear and rationale diction stands in contrast to that of his contemporaries Christian Hoffmann von Hoffmannswaldau and Christian Heinrich Postel. Wernicke was openly hostile to Christian Friedrich Hunold. He died in Copenhagen in 1725.

Wernicke's satirical writings were rediscovered by Johann Jakob Bodmer and were praised by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing and Johann Gottfried Herder in 1749.

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http://isni.org/isni/0000000083422735
http://www.worldcat.org/title/christian-wernicke-dichter-und-diplomat-aus-elbing-hans-georg-schwark/oclc/82985925/editions?referer=di&editionsView=true
https://d-nb.info/gnd/118631586
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2002059475
https://viaf.org/viaf/22934907
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q75607
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/22934907
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