(pseudonym Jean Paul; 17631825). Ger. humorist and prose writer; b. Wunsiedel, near Bayreuth, Bav., Ger.; educ. Leipzig; indigent; tutor near Hof 178794; settled at Bayreuth 1804; received govt. pension 1808; held that visible things are symbols of the invisible. Works include Blumen-, Frucht- und Dornenstücke; Titan; Levana oder Erziehungslehre; Vorschule der Ästhetik.
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