Cramer Johann Andreas

Cramer Johann Andreas, a German theologian and poetical writer, was born at Josephstadt, Saxony, Jan. 29, 1723. He studied at Leipsic, was invited to Copenhagen by Frederick V, and, with the exception of three years, resided in Denmark from 1754 to 1788, in which latter year he died. At the time of his death he was chancellor of the University of Kiel. He translated Bossuet's Universal History, the Homilies of St. Chrysostom, and the Psalms of David into verse (Leips. 1755), and wrote the Northern Spectator (Der nordische Aufseher), three vols. (Copenhagen, 1758); Sermons, twenty-two vols.; and Poems, three vols. (1782). Germany ranks him among her best lyric poets.

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