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Christian Fürchtegott Gellert
Birth: Jul. 4, 1715
Death: Dec. 13, 1769

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.  (bio by: Lutetia) 
 
Burial:
Südfriedhof (South Cemetery)
Leipzig
Leipziger Stadtkreis
Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
Plot: In the middle of Section I.
 
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Originally Created by: Lutetia
Record added: Feb 09, 2005
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- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
With gratitude.
- Brian Gower from Wales
 Added: Dec. 13, 2010
Thank you for your legacy. Rest in peace.
- Ken MacLeod
 Added: Feb. 27, 2010
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