Heinrich Leopold Wagner

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Wagner, Heinrich Leopold


Born Feb. 19, 1747, in Strasbourg; died Mar. 4, 1779, in Frankfurt am Main. German poet and dramatist of the Sturm und Drang.

The son of a merchant, Wagner worked as a lawyer in Frankfurt am Main. He was close to Goethe. Wagner’s major works—the satire Prometheus, Deucalion, and His Reviewers (1775), the drama Late Repentance (1775), and the play The Infanticide (1776)—were popular because of the sharpness and topicality of the class conflict depicted in them.


Gesammelte Werke, vols. 1-5. Published by L. Hirschberg. Potsdam, 1923. (Edition of vol. 1.)
Sturm und Drang: Dichtungen aus der Geniezeit, part 2. Published by K. Freye. Berlin [1911].


Istoriia nemetskoi literatury, vol. 2. Moscow, 1963. Chapter 15.
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Individual chapters discuss, as well as Goethe and Schiller, such other Sturmer und Dranger as Heinrich Wilhelm von Gerstenberg, Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz, Heinrich Leopold Wagner, Friedrich Maximilian Klinger, and Johann Anton Leisewitz, and briefer accounts of Hamann, Herder, Lavater, C.D.F.