Sigmund von Birken

Intro German poet
A.K.A. Sigismund von Birken
Was Poet Writer
From Germany
Type Literature
Gender male
Birth 25 April 1626, Skalná, Czech Republic
Death 12 June 1681, Nuremberg, Germany (aged 55 years)
Star sign Taurus

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.

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