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Maimon, Salomon
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(actually S. ben Josua; c. 1753, Sukowiborg, Lithuania [then Kingdom of Poland] – Nov 22, 1800, Nieder-Siegersdorf, Silesia), Jewish philosopher and supporter of the Enlightenment. His Lebensgeschichte (Autobiography; 1792/1793) is characterized by an openness reminiscent of J.-J. Rousseau's Confessions (ET: The Confessions). The son of a rabbi and himself a rabbi for many years, he adopted the name Maimon out of reverence for M. Maimonides and wrote about his own childhood and youth in Eastern Europe, but also about the obscurantism of rabbin…

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Kronauer, Ulrich, “Maimon, Salomon”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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