Barthold Heinrich Brockes

Barthold Heinrich Brockes

Barthold Heinrich Brockes was a German poet. He was born in Hamburg and educated at the Gelehrtenschule des Johanneums. He studied jurisprudence at Halle, and after extensive travels in Italy, France and the Netherlands, settled in Hamburg in 1704. In 1720 he was appointed a member of the Hamburg senate, and entrusted with several important offices. Six years he spent as Amtmann at Ritzebüttel. He died in Hamburg. Brockes' poetic works were published in a series of nine volumes under the fantastic title Irdisches Vergnügen in Gott; he also translated Giambattista Marino's La Strage degli innocenti, Alexander Pope's Essay on Man and James Thomson's The Seasons. His poetry has ... more on Wikipedia

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