Born: Ju­ly 21, 1620, Guh­rau, Ober­schle­sien, Pru­ssia (now Gó­ra, Po­land).

Died: Au­gust 16, 1659, Stet­tin (now Szcze­cin, Po­land).

Heinrich was the son of Val­en­tin Held of Guh­rau.

He at­tend­ed the Un­i­ver­si­ties of Kö­nigs­berg (now Ka­lin­in­grad, Rus­sia), circa 1637–40, Frank­furt an der Oder (1643) and Lei­den, Hol­land. He was al­so in re­si­dence at Ros­tock in 1647.

He be­came a li­cen­ti­ate of law, and set­tled as a law­yer in Guh­rau, where he died about 1659, or at least be­fore Mi­chael­mas, 1661. His on­ly ex­tant poe­tic­al work is:

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