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Johann Gottfried Herder, German Intellectual 1744-1803 "He that has lost his patriotic spirit has lost himself and the whole worlds about himself.” Key Questions 1. Why should we not be proud of our nationality and language? 2. Why should not all the countries live in peace and cherish their differences instead of fighting over them? 3. Why should religious texts be studied any differently than secular ones? Bibliography Born on August 25, 1744 in the Kingdom of Prussia. Grew up in a poor household and educated himself from his fathers Bible and songbook. Became a student of Johann Georg Hamann who championed emotions against reason, in 1762. Herder went to Rigia to teach as a clergyman in 1764, here he produced his most famous litrary criticisms. Travelled to the French port of Nantes in 1769 and Strassburg in 1770 where he met Goethe. Died in 1803 in Wimar. Main Ideas "There is only one class in the state, the Volk, (the people), and the king belongs to this
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