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Moritz, Karl Philipp
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(Sep 15, 1756, Hamelin – Jun 26, 1793, Berlin), writer and versatile philosophical essayist who paradigmatically embodied the intellectual contradictions of his time. Following a depressing childhood, shaped by his separatist and quietist father, Moritz became apprentice to a hatter in 1768; he ended his apprenticeship in 1770 with an attempted suicide. He entered the Hannover Gymnasium in 1771. The year 1776 marked the beginning of several unsuccessful attempts to become an actor…

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Beutel, Albrecht, “Moritz, Karl Philipp”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_14482>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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