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Chamberlain, Houston Stewart
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(Sep 9, 1855, Portsmouth – Jan 9, 1927, Beyreuth) began studies in natural science in Geneva in 1879, moving to Dresden in 1885 and Vienna in 1889. In 1909, he married a daughter of R. Wagner and in 1916 became a German citizen. The best-known work of this cultural philosopher (Die Grundlagen des 19. Jahrhunderts, 2 vols., 1899; ET: Foundations of the Nineteenth Century, 1910) attempts to survey the totality of European cultures. Building on three foundations (Greek art and philosophy, Roman law, and the appearance of the non-Jewish Christ), …

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Knöppler, Thomas, “Chamberlain, Houston Stewart”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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