Johann Michael Moscherosch
Johann Michael Moscherosch (March 7 1601 – April 4 1669), German satirist and moralist, was born at Willstätt, on the Upper Rhine near Strasbourg. His bitterly brilliant but partisan writings graphically describe life in a Germany ravaged by the Thirty Years' War (1618–48). His satires, which at times are tedious, also show an overwhelming moral zeal added to a sense of mission.
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