Christian Fürchtegott Gellert
German poet (b. 4 July 1715 at Hainchen; d. 13 December 1769 in Leipzig).
Tchaikovsky's Settings of Works by Gellert
Gellert's poem Der Kuckuck from Book 1 of Fables (1769), in a Russian translation by Aleksey Pleshcheyev (1872), was set by Tchaikovsky in 1883 as The Cuckoo (Кукушка), No. 8 of the Sixteen Songs for Children, Op. 54.