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Karl Wilhelm Ramler

Karl Wilhelm Ramler (February 25, 1725 - April 11, 1798), German poet, was born at Kolberg.

After completing his studies in Halle, he went to Berlin, where, in 1748, he was appointed professor of logic and literature at the cadet school. In 1786 he became associated with the author, Johann Jakob Engel, in the management of the royal theatre, of which, after resigning his professorship, he became (1790-96) sole director. He died at Berlin.

This entry was originally from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.