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Novalis, (ps. of Georg Philipp Friedrich von Hardenberg), * 2 May 1772 (Oberwiederstedt), † 25 Mar 1801 (Weissenfels)

A jurist, philosopher, mining engineer and famous Romantic poet, von Hardenberg was raised in a large family. His father, having gone through a religious crisis following the death of his first wife in 1769, raised his children in the spirit of Herrnhut → Pietism. From 1790 to 1794 von Hardenberg studied law, philosophy, history and mathematics at the Universities of Jena, where he got into contact with Schiller; Leipzig, where he met his …

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Hanegraaff, Wouter J. and Versluis, Arthur, “Novalis”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_261>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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