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Niethammer, Friedrich Immanuel (von)
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(Mar 26, 1766, Beilstein, Württemberg – Apr 1, 1848, Munich), Lutheran theologian, philosopher, school and church organizer. The son of a Württemberg pastor, Niethammer studied philosophy and theology in Tübingen from 1784, and in 1790 transferred to Jena. There, in 1792, he became a lecturer, in 1794 extraordinary professor of philosophy, and in 1798 full professor of theology. In Jena he was in contact with important figures of the time, including I.H. Fichte, F.W.J. Schelling, G.W.F. Hegel, H.E.G. Paulus, and J.C.F. v. Schiller. In 1795 he founded the G…

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Rupp, Horst F., “Niethammer, Friedrich Immanuel (von)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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