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Nicolai, Johann David
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(Feb 25, 1742, Hamburg – Apr 3, 1826, Bremen) attended school in Hamburg, and then studied Protestant theology in Göttingen from 1764 to 1767. After private tutoring, typical at that time, he became assistant rector in the Latin school at Bremen cathedral in 1771. His rise to pastor (fourth cathedral preacher in 1781) culminated in 1810 in his appointment as pastor primarius in the Lutheran cathedral. Nicolai’s broad interests can be seen in the themes of his publications (school, marriage, magnetism). When in 1802/1803 the cathedral and it…

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Dörfler-Dierken, Angelika, “Nicolai, Johann David”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_124091>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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