Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729-1781)

"Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (/ˈlɛsɪŋ/; German: [ˈlɛsɪŋ]; 22 January 1729 – 15 February 1781) was a German writer, philosopher, dramatist, publicist and art critic, and an outstanding representative of the Enlightenment era. His plays and theoretical writings substantially influenced the development of German literature. He is widely considered by theatre historians to be the first dramaturg in his role at Abel Seyler´s Hamburg National Theatre." - ( 05.11.2019)

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was born Kamenz 22.01.1729
died Brunswick 15.02.1781


Student Meissen 1741-1746
Student Theologian Leipzig 1746-1748
Student medicine Wittenberg 1751-1752
lived Berlin 1752-1755
lived Leipzig 1755-1758
lived Berlin 1758-1760
lived Wrocław 1760-1765
lived Berlin 1765-1770
professional / worker Wolfenbüttel 1770-1781
has met Johann Gottfried Herder (1744-1803) Hamburg 1770

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