Franz Albert Schultz

Deceased Person

1692 – 1763

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Who was Franz Albert Schultz?

Franz Albert Schultz was a Prussian divine and superintendent.

He was born 25 September 1692 in Neustettin. He studied at the University of Halle-Wittenberg philosophy under Christian Wolff and divinity. At this time he followed August Hermann Francke's pietism. In 1723, having declined becoming a professor, he became educator at the Berlin Cadet Corps and in 1724 field preacher in Mohrungen. In 1728 he became Archpriest and Superintendent in Rastenburg, 1731 professor of divinity at the University of Königsberg. Immanuel Kant was among his students.

As Superintendent, Schultz instituted the first Prussian teacher seminaries, founded more than 600 schools, and paved the way to compulsory education. Under Frederick II, who was skeptical of pietism, his influence sank. He died 19 May 1763 in Königsberg.

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.

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Born
Sep 25, 1692
Nationality
  • Germany
Died
May 19, 1763
Königsberg

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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