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...Haji ‘Abdul Malik bin Karim Amrullah, better known by the acronym HAMKA HAMKA, was a renowned Indonesian religious scholar who was also famous throughout the Malay world. He was one of the most prolific writers of modern Southeast Asian...
...Simon Peter Gasser was born in Kolberg on 13 May 1676 and died in Halle on 22 November 1745. Having finished grammar school, he attended the law school at the University of Leipzig beginning in 1694. Only two years later, Gasser left...
...We know only the following about the life of Daniel Strähler: he was born in 1692, studied in Halle, became extraordinary professor of philosophy in 1723 and full professor of philosophy in 1733 (both in Halle), and died in 1750.Strähler...
...Johann Adolf Schlegel was born in Meißen in 1721 and died in Hanover in 1793, while trying to revise his best poems for a last edition. He studied theology in Leipzig (1741–6), then served as schoolteacher and pastor in various posts...
...Gottlob Samuel Nicolai was born in Berlin on 25 October 1725 and died on 26 March 1765. He was the son of a bookshop owner, Christoph Gottlieb Nicolai, whose younger brother was Friedrich Nicolai , one of the key figures of the Berlin...
...Wieland, Christoph Martin Soemmerring, Samuel Thomas von Nicolai, Friedrich Merck, John Heinrich Luc, Jean-André de Blumenbach, Johann Friedrich Johann Heinrich Merck was born on 11 April 1741, shortly after the death of his father...
...Johann Heinrich Friedrich Ulrich was born in Halle on 19 April 1751 and died in Berlin, as a pastor of the Reformed Church, on 28 April 1798. He studied theology at Halle during the 1760s and in 1770 wrote the dissertation Observationes...
...Johann Georg Heinzmann was born in Ulm on 27 November 1757 and died in Basle on 23 November 1802. The son of an unsuccessful merchant, he had to leave the Gymnasium for financial reasons. In 1770, he began working as an aide...
...Johann Gottfried Seume was born in 1763, the oldest son of a peasant family in Poserna, Saxony, and died in the Bohemian town of Teplitz in 1810. Financially supported by a noble benefactor, he attended Leipzig’s Nikolaischule and in 1780...
...Georg Christoph Kellner was born in Kassel on 11 October 1765 and died there in September 1808. Although he had a short life, he wrote a great deal and across a broad horizon of themes. From six to fifteen years of age he received piano...