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Salzmann, Christian Gotthilf, 1744-1811



  • Existence: 1744 - 1811

Salzmann was born on 1 June 1744 near Erfurt, Thuringia. His father was a Protestant minister, and Salzmann himself trained to become a pastor.

Salzmann wrote Bibliothek für Jünglinge und Mädchen, giving instructions on how to teach religion to children, but it was widely rejected by his superiors. Because of this rejection, he accepted a position at Basedow's Philanthropinum. From there, he continued to write papers about education reform, including his Moralische Elementarbuch in 1783.

In 1785, Salzmann opened his own school, the Schnepfenthal institution, which taught his new brand of practical education. While teaching at the school, he continued to publish works and even issued the periodical Der Bote aus Thüringen.

He died on 31 October 1811.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Christian Gotthilf Salzmann letter

Mss 797359
Identifier: Mss 797359
Scope and Contents Three page letter from Christian Gotthilf Salzmann in Schnepfenthal to an unidentified recipient in [Jena] informing him that he hopes the recipient has recovered from his lame foot; asks his opinion on what kind of occupation Salzmann should give to his son Ernst.