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Süvern, Johann Wilhelm
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(Jan 3, 1775, Lemgo – Oct 2, 1829, Berlin). After studying theology and phi-lology in Jena and Halle, Süvern taught in Gymnasiums in Berlin, Thorn (Toruń; 1800), and Elbing (Elbląg; 1803). In 1807 he was appointed professor of “ancient literature” at Königsberg in Prussia (now Kaliningrad in Russia). At the time of the Treaty of Tilsit, alongside J.G. Fichte his “way of understanding antiquity and applying it to national education” (W. Dilthey, 210) gained influence in the Prussian court and …

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Bloth, Peter C., “Süvern, Johann Wilhelm”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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