1750, Dec 31814, Jun 21
a German theologian and writer. He is best known for his novel Siegwart, which became one of the most successful books at the time. During his years in Göttingen, Miller mainly wrote folk songs, many of which were set to music during his lifetime and are still found in different songbooks today. After he had returned to his hometown, he then published in 1776 the sentimental novel Siegwart. Eine Klostergeschichte ("Siegwart, a Monastic Tale"), which he had already begun to work on in Göttingen - a great success which, accordings to the number of reprints and similar to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther, became one of the best sold novels of the time.
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