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Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim Line breaks: Gott|hold Ephraim Les|sing
Pronunciation: /ˈlɛsɪŋ/

Definition of Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim in English:

( 1729–81), German dramatist and critic. In his critical works, such as Laokoon (1766), he suggested that German writers look to English literature rather than the French classical school. He also wrote both tragedy and comedy.

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