Ernst Moritz Arndt

ARNDT, Ernst Moritz. b. Groß Schoritz (Rügen, then in Sweden), 26 December 1769; d. Bonn, 29 January 1860. His father, a former serf of the Count of Putbus, had been set free in 1769 and was administrator of Groß Schoritz. From 1780 to 1787 the family lived at the Grabitz estate. Arndt was taught by private tutors until he attended the gymnasium at Stralsund (1787-1789). He studied theology, history and philosophy in Greifswald (1791-1793) and Jena (1793/94), where he attended the lectures of Johann Gottlieb Fichte. In 1796 he took the theological examination at the University of Greifswald, but declined an ecclesiastical career and took the Magister examination in 1800. In 1801 he became a...

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