Calaminus eigentlich Georg Roericht
Calaminus (real name: Georg Roericht), b. Srebrnik, Poland, April 23, 1547, d. Linz (Upper Austria), Dec. 11, 1595, playwright, teacher, set up a theatre at the Linz School of Estates in 1578 and was crowned poet laureate in Vienna on March 8, 1595. Poems of great formal mastery, inspiring teacher.
Works: Latin Christmas pantomime, 1578; translation of Euripides´ "Phoenician Women"; Helis, 1591; Rudolphus und Ottokarus, 1594 (dramatic poetry); lyric poetry. - Edition: Sämtliche Werke, ed. by R. Hinterndorfer, 1995ff.
Literature: NDB; H. Slaby, G. C., doctoral thesis, Vienna 1955.