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Basedow, Johannes Bernhard
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(Sep 11, 1724, Hamburg – Jul 25, 1790, Magdeburg) studied theology in Leipzig and Kiel after an unhappy childhood in humble conditions. From 1749 a private tutor, he was professor of morals and eloquence from 1753 to 1761, later theology professor at the Danish Academy for the Sons of Noblemen in Sorø. In 1761, he was relegated to the grammar school in Altona on account of his unorthodox, enlightened theological views, though he later accepted an appointment as professor in Dessau…

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Lachmann, Rainer, “Basedow, Johannes Bernhard”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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