Baggesen, Jens (yĕns bägˈəsən) [key], 1764–1826, Danish poet and satirist, b. Sjæland. Although a Germanophile, Baggesen was considered the leading Danish poet of his day. His elegant, imaginative poems include Comic Tales (1785) and the satirical The Ghost and Himself; or, Baggesen on Baggesen. The Labyrinth (2 vol., 1792–93), his outstanding prose work, is a vivid and witty account of his journeys.
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