Daniel Georg Morhof

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1639 – 1691

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Who was Daniel Georg Morhof?

Daniel Georg Morhof was a German writer and scholar.

He was born at Wismar. He first studied jurisprudence and then literae humaniores at the University of Rostock, where his elegant Latin versification procured for him in 1660 the chair of poetry. In 1665 he moved to the University of Kiel as professor of eloquence and poetry; this chair he exchanged for that of history in 1673. He died at Lübeck.

Of his numerous writings, the most important are Unterricht von der deutschen Sprache und Poesie, the first attempt in Germany at a systematic survey of European literature, and Polyhistor, sive de auctorum notitia et rerum commentarii, a kind of encyclopaedia of the knowledge and learning of his time.

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Born
Feb 6, 1639
Wismar
Nationality
  • Germany
Education
  • University of Rostock
Employment
  • University of Kiel
  • University of Rostock
Lived in
  • Wismar
Died
Jul 30, 1691
Lübeck

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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