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...Born the son of a lawyer in Lübeck in 1663, August Hermann Francke grew up in Sachsen-Gotha at the time of Ernst the Pious (1601–75). After attending grammar school in Gotha, he studied theology in Erfurt and Kiel and in 1685 received his...
...Swift, Jonathan Jonathan Swift was born in Dublin, of English parents, on 30 November 1667. He died on 19 October 1745, having been declared of unsound mind three years before, and was buried in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. He attended...
...Valentin Ernst Löscher was born in Sondershausen (Thuringia) on 8 January 1694 and died on 12 February 1749. The son of Caspar Löscher (1636–1718), professor of theology at Wittenberg, he came from a far-flung family of Lutheran ministers....
...Samuel von Cocceji was born on 20 October 1679 in Heidelberg as Heinrich von Cocceji ’s third son, and died on 4 October 1755. He studied in Frankfurt/Oder and graduated in 1699 with a dissertation on the principle of natural law (De...
...Gottlieb Samuel Treuer was born in Jacobsdorf near Frankfurt/Oder on 24 December 1683 and died in Göttingen on 25 February 1743. From 1700, he studied theology and law in Leipzig, and in 1707 he became professor of theology, philosophy...
...From an institutional standpoint, Johann Ulrich König may be said to have been at the highpoint of his career when he was most distant from philosophy. From 1719, he worked in Dresden as the court poet of August the Strong of Saxony...
...Jacob August Franckenstein was born in Leipzig on 27 December 1689 and died on 10 May 1733. In 1705, he was enrolled at the University of Leipzig, where he finished his studies with a master’s degree in philosophy in 1713. In 1719, he...
...Johann Michael von Loen was born in Frankfurt/Main in 1694 and died there in 1776. His family was one of importance in Frankfurt. He matriculated at the nearby University of Marburg in 1711 before moving to Halle and the university...
...Gottlieb Sturm was born on 4 December 1699 in Nöbdenitz (Fürstentum Altenburg), where his father Leonhard Sturm was preacher. From 1715, he attended the Gymnasium in Altenburg. In 1718, he began his studies in philosophy and law...
...Johann Albrecht (Latinized: Albertus) Spies was born in Nuremberg in 1704, the son of a court clerk for the protection of wards, and died in 1766. His study of philosophy at the University of Altdorf, which he had begun in 1722...