- (Chris·ti·an) Frie·drich [kris-tee-ahn free-drikh] /ˈkrɪs tiˌɑn ˈfri drɪx/, 1813–63, German lyric poet and playwright.
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- Christian Friedrich (ˈkrɪstian ˈfriːdrɪç). 1813–63, German dramatist and lyric poet, whose historical works were influenced by Hegel; his major plays are Maria Magdalena (1844), Herodes und Marianne (1850), and the trilogy Die Nibelungen (1862)
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