The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Gröben, Otto Friedrich von der

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GRÖBEN, grė'bĕn, Otto Friedrich von der, German author: b. Prussia, 1657; d. 1728. He traveled in Italy, the Orient and Western Africa, where he founded Fort Grossfriedrichsburg on the coast of Guinea. He served as major-general in the wars of Poland and Venice against the Turks. His publications include ‘Orientalische Reisebeschreibung . . . nach Guinea und der Verrichtung zu Morea’ (1694); and ‘Eine Geschichte des Lebens und der Liebe von Bergonnen und der tugendhafte Areta’ (Dantzig 1700).