Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Philosopher, Author

1729 – 1781

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Who was Gotthold Ephraim Lessing?

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing was a German writer, philosopher, dramatist, publicist and art critic, and one of the most outstanding representatives of the Enlightenment era. His plays and theoretical writings substantially influenced the development of German literature. He is widely considered by theatre historians to be the first dramaturg.

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Born
Jan 22, 1729
Kamenz
Also known as
  • Gotthold Lessing
  • G. E. Lessing
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Religion
  • Deism
Ethnicity
  • Germans
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Education
  • University of Leipzig
    Theology
    (1746 - )
  • Master's Degree, Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg
    (1751 - 1752)
Lived in
  • Leipzig
  • Berlin
Died
Feb 15, 1781
Braunschweig

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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