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Johannes Daniel Falk

Johannes Daniel Falk was a German poet.

He was born in 1768 in Danzig (Gdansk). In 1816 he wrote the German text O du fröliche.. to the melody of one of the most popular Christmas songs O Sanctissima. Falk was the founder of the so-called Falk'sche Institute, a public education place for orphans in Weimar, Germany.