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Reimarus, Hermann Samuel
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(Dec 22, 1694, Hamburg – Mar 1, 1768, Hamburg), began studying theology, philosophy, and philology at Jena in 1714 and moved to Wittenberg in 1716, where he received his M.A. in 1717 and was appointed adjunct on the philosophical faculty in 1719. From 1720 to 1722 he took a study trip to Leiden, Oxford, and London. After a brief teaching stint in Wittenberg, he was appointed rector of the municipal school in Wismar and in 1728 (not 1727) professor of Hebrew and Oriental languages …

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Beutel, Albrecht, “Reimarus, Hermann Samuel”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024888>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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