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Thomas Abbt (born 25 November 1738 in Ulm - died 3 November 1766 in Bückeburg) was a mathematician and German writer. November 25 is the 329th (in leap years the 330th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events January 1 - Bouvet Island is discovered by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier. ... Ulm is a city in Germany, part of the Bundesland of Baden-Württemberg (about 100 km south-east of Stuttgart). ... November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 58 days remaining. ... 1766 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Map of Germany showing Bückeburg Bückeburg is a small town in Lower Saxony, Germany. ... A mathematician is a person whose area of study and research is mathematics. ...


Abbt visited a secondary school in Ulm, then moved in 1756 to study theology, philosophy and mathematics at the University of Halle. In 1760 he was appointed professor of philosophy at the University of Frankfurt an der Oder, where he wrote his most well-known work Vom Tode für's Vaterland (1761). 1756 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg is located in the German cities of Halle, Saxony-Anhalt and Wittenberg. ... 1760 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Frankfurt (Oder) [ˈfraŋkfʊrt] is a town in Brandenburg, Germany, located on the river Oder, on the German-Polish border, directly opposite to the city of Słubice. ... 1761 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


This highly patriotic tract thematises Frederick II's defeat of Kunersdorf. It also drew the attention of the editors of the famous Literaturbriefe (Literary Letters), started by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. He contributed a large number of historical, political, esthetical and philosophical essays. Abbt was a fervent admirer of Lessing and seconded his educational, prosaic style of writing. Frederick the Great Frederick II of Prussia (Friedrich der Große Frederick the Great (January 24, 1712 – August 17, 1786) was a Hohenzollern king of Prussia 1740–86. ... Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (January 22, 1729 – February 15, 1781), writer, philosopher, publicist, and art critic, is the most outstanding German representative of the Enlightenment era. ...


He stayed for some time as professor of philosophy and mathematics in Berlin, an university with which he was very displeased. He is quoted calling it a place where nobody knows the names of Ramler, Moses and Lessing. In autumn 1761 he was appointed professor of mathematics at the University of Rinteln. While there, he wrote his other famous work, Vom Verdienste (1765) Berlin (pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,426,000 inhabitants (as of January 2005); down from 4. ... Karl Wilhelm Ramler (February 25, 1725 - April 11, 1798), was a German poet. ... Moses Mendelssohn. ... 1761 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Weser watershed Rinteln is a small town in Lower Saxony, Germany. ... 1765 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


He travelled for nine months to France, where he was able to speak with Voltaire in Ferney. He also climbed in the alps of Savoy. This travel and the disapproval of the life at the university raised his urge to trade the Theory for the Life. Voltaire François-Marie Arouet (November 21, 1694 – May 30, 1778), better known by the pen name Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, deist and philosopher. ... Ferney-Voltaire is a town and commune in the Ain département of eastern France, located between the Jura mountains and the Swiss border. ... This article is about the historical region of Savoy. ...


While dealing with the idea to become historian, he was offered in 1765 at the same time a professorship at the University of Marburg and a post as Councillor of the Court at the court of Count Wilhelm von Schaumburg-Lippe. He decided for the latter. The count was highly interested in the plans of Thomas Abbt, which included a history of Maximilian and a translation of Sallust among others. 1765 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The University of Marburg, officially called Philipps-Universität Marburg after its founder, the Landgrave Philipp I of Hesse (usually called the Magnanimous), was founded in 1527 and is the worlds first and oldest Protestant university. ... Emperor Maximilian I Maximilian I of Habsburg (March 22, 1459 - January 12, 1519) was Holy Roman Emperor Life and reign in the Habsburg hereditary lands Maximilian was born in Vienna as the son of the Emperor Frederick III and Eleanore of Portugal. ... Sallust (Gaius Sallustius Crispus) (86-34 BC), Roman historian, belonging to a well-known plebeian family, was born at Amiternum in the country of the Sabines. ...


However in 1766, the twenty-nine year old Abbt suddenly died of hemorrhoids. Of him Herder wrote that he "died for Germany and for his language too early!" 1766 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Hemorrhoids (also haemorrhoids or piles) are varicosities or swelling and inflammation of veins in the rectum and anus. ... Johann Gottfried Herder Johann Gottfried von Herder (August 25, 1744 – December 18, 1803), German poet, critic, theologian, and philosopher, is best known for his influence on authors such as Goethe and the role he played in the development of the larger cultural movement known as romanticism Biography Born in Mohrungen...


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Thomas Abbt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (361 words)
Thomas Abbt (born 25 November 1738 in Ulm - died 3 November 1766 in B├╝ckeburg) was a mathematician and German writer.
Abbt visited a secondary school in Ulm, then moved in 1756 to study theology, philosophy and mathematics at the University of Halle.
Abbt was a fervent admirer of Lessing and seconded his educational, prosaic style of writing.
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