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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Author Code: GGEL

Born: Jan. 22, 1729 - Kamenz, Germany

Died: Feb. 15, 1781 - Braunschweig, Germany

Educated at Leipzig in theology and medicine, Lessing began to write theatrical comedies while still at school. He worked as a translator for a number of years in Berlin and gained a reputation as an excellent critic. He took his degree in medicine from Wittenburg in 1752. In 1755, he published Miss Sara Sampson (as part of a six-volume collection of his works), probably the first German domestic tragedy. His collection also included Emilia Galotte. From 1760 to 1765, he acted as secretary to the military governor of Breslau and in 1770 took the position as librarian tothe Duke of Brunswick. His best know works include his comedy, Minna von Barnhelm (1767), Laokoon (1766), the Hamburgische Dramaturgie (1767-69) and Nathan der Weise (1779).

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GGEL008 Damon, or True Friendship [Play] 1748 23 191k eBook Download PDF - 'Damon, or True Friendship [Play]' (GGEL008) Find a printed copy of Damon, or True Friendship [Play] by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing at AbeBooks
GGEL003 The Education of the Human Race 1770 11 198k eBook Download PDF - 'The Education of the Human Race' (GGEL003) Find a printed copy of The Education of the Human Race by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing at AbeBooks
GGEL007 Emilia Galotti [Play] 1772 85 322k eBook Download PDF - 'Emilia Galotti [Play]' (GGEL007) Find a printed copy of Emilia Galotti [Play] by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing at AbeBooks
GGEL004 The Jews [Play] 1749 45 248k eBook Download PDF - 'The Jews [Play]' (GGEL004) Find a printed copy of The Jews [Play] by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing at AbeBooks
GGEL001 Minna Von Barnhelm: or, The Soldier's Fortune [Play] 1765 112 424k eBook Download PDF - 'Minna Von Barnhelm: or, The Soldier's Fortune [Play]' (GGEL001) Find a printed copy of Minna Von Barnhelm: or, The Soldier's Fortune [Play] by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing at AbeBooks
GGEL005 Miss Sara Sampson [Play] 1755 87 341k eBook Download PDF - 'Miss Sara Sampson [Play]' (GGEL005) Find a printed copy of Miss Sara Sampson [Play] by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing at AbeBooks
GGEL002 Nathan The Wise [Play] 1779 140 443k eBook Download PDF - 'Nathan The Wise [Play]' (GGEL002) Find a printed copy of Nathan The Wise [Play] by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing at AbeBooks
GGEL010 The Old Maid [Play] 1748 43 217k eBook Download PDF - 'The Old Maid [Play]' (GGEL010)   Download ePub - 'The Old Maid [Play]' (GGEL010) Find a printed copy of The Old Maid [Play] by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing at AbeBooks
GGEL006 Philotas [Play] 1759 23 196k eBook Download PDF - 'Philotas [Play]' (GGEL006) Find a printed copy of Philotas [Play] by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing at AbeBooks
GGEL009 The Treasure [Play] 1750 51 231k eBook Download PDF - 'The Treasure [Play]' (GGEL009)   Download ePub - 'The Treasure [Play]' (GGEL009) Find a printed copy of The Treasure [Play] by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing at AbeBooks

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