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Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim, 1729-1781



  • Existence: 1729 - 1781

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing was born on January 22, 1729 in Saxony, Germany. He was a German writer, philosopher, dramatist, publicist and art critic, and a representative of the Enlightenment era. His plays and theoretical writings influenced the development of German literature. Publications include "Der junge Gelehrte" (1748), "Fabeln" (1759) and "Minna von Barnhelm" (1767). Lessing died on February 15, 1781.

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Gotthold E. Lessing letter

Mss 755571
Identifier: Mss 755571
Scope and Contents One page letter from Ephraim Gotthold Lessing of Leipzig, Germany to unidentified recipient in Halle, Germany, notifying his friend of his change of address and hopes that he will visit Lessing on his return to Halle. (With transcription)