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Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim
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German poet and literary scholar. Born Kamenz (Lausitz) 22. 1. 1729, died Braunschweig 15. 2. 1781. Initial tuition from his father, 1737–1741 attended Kamenz Lateinschule, 1741–1746 Fürstenschule St. Afra in Meissen. 1746–1748 studied theology and medicine at Leipzig. 1751/52 graduated from Wittenberg (magister). 1748–1751, 1752–1755, 1758–1760 and 1765–1767 freelance writer Berlin, 1755–1758 in Leipzig. 1760–1765 secretary to a Prussian general in Breslau. 1767–1770 dramaturg and criti…

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Riedel, Volker, “Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 21 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00422>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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