Dach, Simon

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Simon Dach

Simon Dach was born in 1605 in Memel in East Prussia, which is now the Lithuanian city of Klaipėda. His father worked as a court interpreter and, between 1619 and 1625, Dach attended schools in Königsberg, Wittenberg und Magdeburg. In 1626 he enrolled at the University of Königsberg and remained in the city until his death in 1659. In 1639, after working for six years as a secondary school teacher, he was appointed Professor of Poetry at the university.