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Kleist, Bernd Heinrich Wilhelm von
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(Oct 18 or 10, 1777, Frankfurt an der Oder – Nov 21, 1811, Wannsee near Berlin). Kleist, from an old Pomeranian noble family, joined the army at an early age (1792) in keeping with family tradition. From 1798, he also studied mathematics and philosophy in Potsdam. Growing distance from the military brought Kleist to tender his resignation in 1799. In April of the same year, he enrolled at the University of Frankfurt an der Oder in the disciplines of physics, mathematics, history o…

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Reuß, Roland, “Kleist, Bernd Heinrich Wilhelm von”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 30 November 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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