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The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Dieffenbach, Georg Christian

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DIEFFENBACH, Georg Christian, German poet and theologian: b. Schlitz, Hesse, 1822; d. 1901. He was educated at Giessen and was made chief pastor of his native place in 1871. His poems for children are still very popular in Germany. He also wrote many liturgical, devotional, homiletic and poetical works, which attained a great degree of popularity.