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Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim (1729–81)

Manfred Kuehn

Manfred Kuehn is Professor of Philosophy at Boston University, USA. He has received Fellowships from the Canada Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of Edinburgh. He has taught in Canada, Germany and the U.S.A., and was Visiting Professor at the University of Hamburg, Germany. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Gotthold Ephraim Lessing was born on 22 January 1729 in Kamenz, a small town in Saxony, and died in Braunschweig on 15 February 1781, while on a visit to the wine dealer Angott. His father was a minister in Kamenz and also wrote a number...