Who is Gotthold Ephraim Lessing?

  • (noun): German playwright and leader of the Enlightenment (1729-1781).
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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (22 January 1729 – 15 February 1781) was a German writer, philosopher, dramatist, publicist and art critic, and one of the most outstanding representatives of the Enlightenment era. His plays and theoretical writings substantially influenced the development of German literature. He is widely considered by theatre historians to be the first dramaturg.

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... Lessing - German family of writers and artists Johann Gottfried Lessing (1693-1770) pastor primarus in Kamenz, well respected, published theologian, translator and father of ... Johann Gottfried's father Theophilus Lessing 1647-1735 mayor of Kamenz Robert Schumann's (the composer and pianist 1810-1856) four times great uncle, Johanne Sophie Susanna Lessing (1745-1818 daughter ... Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729–1781), one of the most prominent philosophers of the Enlightenment era, recognised as the world's first dramaturg, Germany's first dramatist and comedy ...
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing - English Editions
... Plays of Lessing Nathan the Wise and Minna von Barnhelm, translated by Ernest Bell ... Lessing, translated by E ... Lessing’s Emilia Galotti, with footnotes and vocabulary New York, Hinds Noble, 1899 ...

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    A single thankful thought towards heaven is the most perfect of all prayers.
    Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729–1881)

    What education is to the individual man, revelation is to the human race. Education is revelation coming to the individual man, and revelation is education that has come, and is still coming to the human race.
    Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729–1781)

    The most deadly fruit is borne by the hatred which one grafts on an extinguished friendship.
    —Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729–1881)

    “I suppose with the French Revolution for a father and the Russian Revolution for a mother, you can very well dispense with a family,” he observed.
    —Doris Lessing (b. 1919)

    The most deadly fruit is borne by the hatred which one grafts on an extinguished friendship.
    —Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729–1881)