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Hess, Johann Jakob

(1741–1828). B. Zurich, Switz.; urged by F. G. Klopstock* and C. M. Wieland* to devote himself to poetry; 1760 asst. to uncle, Kaspar Hess, pastor Neftenbach; influenced by J. K. Lavater*; deacon Zurich 1777; pastor Zurich and supt. Canton Zurich 1795. Emphasized spiritual brotherhood of believers. Works include Geschichte der drey letzten Lebensjahre Jesu, sammt dessen Jugendgeschichte; Von dem Reiche Gottes.


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