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Nicolai, Christoph Friedrich
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(Mar 18, 1733, Berlin – Aug 1, 1811, Berlin), bookseller and writer. After attending the Gymnasium in Joachimsthal, the Latin school of the Halle orphanage (1745–1748), and Hecker’s Realschule in Berlin (1749) he went to Frankfurt an der Oder in 1749 to learn his father’s bookselling business, continuing his education as an autodidact. In 1752 he joined the staff of the Berlin bookstore and in 1758 took over as director. There he became one of the most important representatives of the (Berlin) Enlightenment (I, 3) and a member of several academies (Munich 1781,…

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Beutel, Albrecht, “Nicolai, Christoph Friedrich”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_124090>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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