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Werner, Zacharias
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(Nov 18, 1768, Königsberg [Kaliningrad] – Jan 17, 1823, Vienna), German writer and Catholic priest. His father, professor of history at Königsberg, died early; the enthusiastic Pietism of his mother exercised a powerful influence on him. He began to study law and finance in 1784; in 1793, without concluding his studies, he entered Prussian government service. He led an unsteady life, fluctuating between an idealistic image of the artist, motivated by Christianity, and the unrestra…

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Hurst, Matthias, “Werner, Zacharias”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_224180>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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