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Aufklärung

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The German term for the Enlightenment.

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Bach

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The Bach family lived from the early 16th cent. in the Thuringian duchies of Saxe‐Weimar‐Eisenach, Saxe‐Coburg‐Gotha, and Saxe‐Meiningen and the principality of Schwarzburg‐Arnstadt. Their...

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Caroline von Wolzogen

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(Rudolstadt, 1763–1847, Jena),

Schiller's sister-in-law, née von Lengefeld, she married Wilhelm von Beulwitz in 1784, but soon parted from him. Schiller met Caroline and her sister...

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Das Leben und die Meinungen des Herrn Magister Sebaldus Nothanker

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A novel in 3 vols. published by F. Nicolai 1773–6. The baptismal name of its hero and that of his wife are taken from the ‘prose poem’ Wilhelmine (1764) by ...

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Der Protestantismus

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Takes its name from the protesting princes at the Diet of Speyer (see Reformation) and produced in Germany various Churches and creeds of which only a brief outline can be ...

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Eduard Allwills Papiere

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A short work of fiction by F. H. Jacobi. It is in the form of letters and was first published as a fragment in 1775 in the periodical Iris edited ...

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Ewald Christian von Kleist

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(Zeblin nr. Köslin, Pomerania, 1715–59, Frankfurt/Oder),

a Pomeranian nobleman, was at school in Danzig and studied at Königsberg University. He entered the Danish army in 1736,...

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Friederike Helene Unger

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(Berlin, 1741–1813, Berlin),

the daughter of a Prussian General von Rothenburg who is thought to have been married to a Marquise de Vienville, the daughter of a French general, but...

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Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi

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(1743–1819)

German philosopher and friend of Hamann, Herder, Lessing, and Goethe. Jacobi was a notable early critic of Kant, and indeed of the Enlightenment in general, which he...

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galant

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(Fr., Ger.).

Courtly. 18th‐cent. term to describe elegant style (Fr. style galant; Ger. galanter Stil) favoured by, for example, J. C. Bach, the Stamitzes, and early Mozart.

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