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Fröbel, Friedrich
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(Apr 21, 1782, Oberweißbach – Jun 21, 1852, Marienthal). educationist of Romanticism, considered the founder of the kindergarten and coiner of the word Kindergarten. After a rather unhappy childhood, schooling, and a two-year apprenticeship with a forester, Fröbel began studying the natural sciences in Jena in 1799. In 1802, he broke off his studies to take up work as a forester's assistant until 1805. Then he decided to study architecture in Frankfurt am Main, but he also abandoned this study and becam…

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Lachmann, Rainer, “Fröbel, Friedrich”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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