J. C. Lavaters physiognomische Fragmente zur Beförderung von by Johann Caspar Lavater, Johann Rudolf Schellenberg, Daniel. Title: Physiognomische Fragmente. English. Alternate title: Essays on physiognomy; for the promotion of the knowledge and the love of mankind; / written in the. J. C. Lavaters Physiognomische Fragmente by Johann Caspar Lavater, , available at Book Depository with free delivery.

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From on, Goethe was intimately acquainted with Lavater, but later had a falling out with him, accusing him of superstition and hypocrisy.

For the surname, see Lavater surname. Retrieved 2 October In Lavater physognomische Holy Orders in Zurich’s Zwinglian Churchand officiated until his death as deacon or pastor in churches in his native city.

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Dekker; Michael James Mascuch 22 June His oratorical fervor and genuine depth of conviction gave him great personal influence; he was extensively consulted as a casuistand was welcomed with enthusiasm on his journeys throughout Germany. Who, under pressing temptations to lie, adheres to truth, nor to the profane lavatter aught of a sacred trust, is near the summit of wisdom and virtue.


More relevant to the religious temperament of Lavater’s times are his introspective Aussichten in die Ewigkeit 4 vols. Mendelssohn refused to do either, and many prominent intellectuals took Mendelssohn’s side, including Lichtenberg and Herder. This article needs additional citations for verification.

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February Learn how and when to remove this template message. Breitinger were amongst his teachers. At barely twenty-one years of age, Lavater greatly distinguished himself by denouncing, in conjunction with his friend Henry Fuseli the painter, an iniquitous magistrate, who was compelled to make restitution of his ill-gotten gains.

The fame of this book, which found admirers in France and England as well as Germany, rests largely upon the handsome style of publication and the accompanying illustrations. Unsourced material may be challenged fragmenre removed.


He introduced the idea that physiognomy related to the specific character traits of individuals, rather than general types. His writings on mysticism were widely popular as well.

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During his later years, Lavater’s influence waned, and he incurred considerable ridicule due to his vanity. The two principal sources from which Lavater developed his physiognomical studies were the writings of the Italian polymath Giambattista della Portaand the observations made by Sir Thomas Browne in his Religio Medici translated into German in and frahmente by Lavater.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As a poetLavater published Christliche Lieder — and two lvaterJesus Messias and Joseph von Arimathiain the style of Klopstock. Controlling Time and Shaping the Self: Arianne Baggerman; Rudolf M.

Blake considered the following aphorism to be an excellent example of an aphorism.