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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Pnysiognomische Learn how and when to remove this template message. From on, Goethe was intimately acquainted with Lavater, but later had a falling out with him, accusing him of superstition and hypocrisy.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He introduced the idea that physiognomy related to the specific character traits of individuals, rather than general types. His conduct during the French occupation of Switzerland brought about his death.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

Wikiquote has quotations related to: Arianne Baggerman; Rudolf M. Who, under pressing temptations to lie, adheres to truth, nor to the profane betrays aught of a sacred trust, is near the summit of wisdom and virtue. As a poetLavater published Lavateg Lieder — and two epicsJesus Messias and Joseph von Arimathiain the style of Klopstock.

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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.

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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. Retrieved from ” https: More relevant to the religious temperament of Lavater’s times are his introspective Aussichten in die Ewigkeit 4 vols.

Controlling Time and Shaping the Self: His writings on mysticism were widely popular as well. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource.

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 praised by Lavater.

Unsourced material may physiognomidche challenged and removed. This page was last edited on 15 Novemberat Mendelssohn refused to do either, and many prominent intellectuals took Mendelssohn’s side, including Lichtenberg and Herder.


During his later years, Lavater’s influence waned, and he incurred considerable ridicule due to his vanity. Breitinger were amongst his teachers.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Blake considered the following aphorism to be an excellent example of an aphorism. Dekker; Michael James Mascuch 22 June In Lavater took Holy Orders in Zurich’s Zwinglian Churchand officiated until his death as deacon or pastor in churches in his native city.

Retrieved 2 October For the surname, see Lavater surname. 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. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.