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Baggesen, Jens

Baggesen, Jens yĕns bäg´əsən [key], 1764–1826, Danish poet and satirist, b. Sjæland. Although a Germanophile, Baggesen was considered the leading Danish poet of his day. His elegant, imaginative poems include Comic Tales (1785) and the satirical The Ghost and Himself or, Baggesen on Baggesen. The Labyrinth (2 vol., 1792–93), his outstanding prose work, is a vivid and witty account of his journeys.

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