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Christian Fürchtegott Gellert

  • Birth 4 Jul 1715
  • Death 13 Dec 1769
  • Burial Leipzig, Leipziger Stadtkreis, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
  • Plot In the middle of Section I.
  • Memorial ID 10447655

Poet. He was the teacher of Lessing and Goethe. He was born in Hainichen, Saxony. He studied theology at the University of Leipzig, but later changed to philosophy. In 1751 became a professor of philosophy and taught poetry and rhetoric at Leipzig. With his books, like "Fabeln und Erzählungen" (Fables and Tales) he tried to raise the moral character of the people. He was first buried at Alter Johannisfriedhof. In 1900 he was moved to the crypt of St. John's to rest beside J.S. Bach The church was destroyed in December 1943 and he was buried at the University Church of St. Paul's. When this church was blown up in 1968 and he was moved to the current place.

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  • Originally Created by: Lutetia
  • Added: 9 Feb 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10447655
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Christian Fürchtegott Gellert (4 Jul 1715–13 Dec 1769), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10447655, citing Südfriedhof, Leipzig, Leipziger Stadtkreis, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .