Siesby, Gottlieb Isaschar

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SIESBY, GOTTLIEB ISASCHAR (1803–1884), Danish author and editor. A shoemaker turned journalist, Siesby endeavored to further his liberal political views in various publications. He finally became co-editor of the conservative daily Flyveposten, which he acquired together with J. Davidsen in 1852, but after some initial success the paper had to close down in 1870. Siesby published Lyriske Forsøg (1825), poems; two volumes of comic verse; and Robinson (1934), a play staged in Copenhagen.