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Novalis

[ noh-vah-lis ]
/ noʊˈvɑ lɪs /
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noun
pen name of Friedrich von Hardenberg, 1772–1801, German poet.
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Novalis
/ (German noˈvaːlɪs) /

noun
real name Friedrich von Hardenberg. 1772–1801, German romantic poet. His works include the mystical Hymnen an die Nacht (1797; published 1800) and Geistliche Lieder (1799)
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