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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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.

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. Retrieved 2 October Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. His oratorical fervor and genuine depth lavaher conviction gave him great personal influence; he was extensively consulted as a casuistand was welcomed with enthusiasm on his journeys throughout Germany.

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This page was last edited on 15 Novemberat Controlling Time and Shaping the Self: His conduct during the French occupation of Switzerland brought about his death.


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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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. Views Read Edit View history.

Johann Caspar Lavater (1741-1801), Physiognomische Fragmente (Winterthur, 1783-1787)

For the surname, see Lavater surname. Who, under pressing temptations physiognoomische lie, adheres to truth, nor to the profane betrays aught of a sacred trust, is near the summit of wisdom and virtue.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. As a poetLavater published Christliche Lieder — and two epicsJesus Messias and Joseph von Arimathiain the style of Klopstock. Wikiquote has quotations related to: From on, Goethe was intimately acquainted with Lavater, but later had a falling out with him, accusing him of superstition and hypocrisy.


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He introduced the idea that physiognomy related to the specific character traits of individuals, rather than general types. More relevant to the religious temperament of Lavater’s times are his introspective Aussichten in die Ewigkeit 4 vols.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource. 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.

His writings on mysticism were widely popular as well. In Lavater took Holy Orders in Zurich’s Zwinglian Churchand officiated until his death fragmentee deacon or pastor in churches in his native city. Dekker; Michael James Mascuch 22 June This article needs additional citations for verification. Retrieved from ” https: