Baader, Franz Xavier von

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Born: May 27, 1765 AD
Died: 1841 AD, at 75 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Philosophers


1765 - Born on the 27th of March in Munich Germany.

 

Franz studied medicine at Ingolstadt and Vienna, and for a short time assisted his father in his practice.

 

Studied under Abraham Gottlob Werner at Freiberg, travelled through several of the mining districts in north Germany.

 

1792-1796 - Resided to England. There he became acquainted with the works of Jakob Boehme, and with the ideas of David Hume, David Hartley and William Godwin, which were all distasteful to him.

 

1817-1820 - Held the post of superintendent of mines, and was raised to the rank of nobility for his services.And also retired on this year.

 

1822-1825 - Published one of his best work Fermenta Cognitionis, 6 parts,in which he combats modern philosophy and recommends the study of Boehme.

 

1826 - Appointed professor of philosophy and speculative theology.

 

1827-1836 - Published his writing title Spekulative Dogmatik, 4 parts.

 

1836 - Opposed the interference in civil matters of the Roman Catholic Church, to which he belonged, and in consequence was, during the last three years of his life, interdicted from lecturing on the philosophy of religion.

 

1841 - Baader died 23rd of May.

 

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