Christian Ludwig Liscow

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Liscow, Christian Ludwig


Born Apr. 26, 1701, in Wittenburg, Mecklenburg; died Oct. 30, 1760, in Eulenburg, Saxony. German satirist. Son of a pastor.

The chief objects of Liscow’s satire were the church and scholasticism (treated in such lampoons as Broken Windows. . ., 1732; Briondes the Younger, 1732; and A Thorough Proof of the Superiority and Necessity of Wretched Scribblers, 1734) and the hypocrisy and cowardice of men of letters who fawn upon princes and the aristocracy.


Sammlung satirischer und ernsthafter Schriften. Frankfurt am Main-Leipzig, 1739.
Schriften, vols. 1–3. Edited by K. Müchler. Berlin, 1806.


Tronskaia, M. L. “Satira Liskova (Iz istorii nemetskoi satiry XVIII v.).” Uch. zap. LGU: Seriia fililogich. nauk, 1957, issue 37, pages 43–67.
Litzmann, B. Ch. L. Liscow. Hamburg-Leipzig, 1883.
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