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HEINRICH CHRISTIAN BOIE (1744-1806)

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 139 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HEINRICH CHRISTIAN BOIE (1744-1806), German author, was born at Meldorf in the then Danish province of Schleswig-Holstein on the 19th of July 1744. After studying law at Jena, he went in 1769 to Gottingen, where he became one of the leading spirits in the Gottingen " Dichterbund " or " Hain." Boie's poetical talent was not great, but his thorough knowledge of literaturg, his excellent taste and sound judgment, made him an ideal person to awake the poetical genius of others. Together with F. W. Gotter (q.v.) he founded in 1770 the Gottingen Musenalmanach, which he directed and edited until 1775, when, in conjunction with C. W. von Dohn'i (1751-1$20), he brought out Das deutsche Museum, which became one of the best literary periodicals of the day. In 1776 Boie became secretary to the commander-in-chief at Hanover, and in 1781 was appointed administrator of the province of Siiderditmarschen in Holstein. He died at Meldorf on the 3rd of March 18o6. See K. Weinhold, Heinrich Christian Boie (Halle, 1868).
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