The Silesian Apollo

Martin Opitz



Martin Opitz

Martin Opitz (1628 ennobled with increasing his name to Opitz von Boberfeld; * December 23, 1597 in Bunzlau, Duchy of Schweidnitz-Jauer; † August 20, 1639 in Danzig) was the founder of the Silesian School of Poetry, a German poet and an important theoretician of the Baroque and the Late humanism.
He was regarded by his followers as a father and a restorer of German poetry.





Lower Silesia and Bunzlau around 1600 >>