Lessing, Theodor

(1872-1933)
   German philosopher. He was born in Hanover. He converted to Lutheranism in 1908 and was appointed instructor at the Technische Hochschule in Hanover. He published studies of Schopenhauer, Wagner and Nietzsche. Later he returned to Judaism, and expressed his views in Jewish Self-Hate. Towards the end of his life he lived in Marienbad, where he was murdered by the Nazis.

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  • LESSING, THEODOR — (1872–1933), German philosopher. Lessing was born in Hanover as the son of a prosperous physician and read history, philosophy, and medicine at Bonn and Munich. He converted to Lutheranism in 1895 as a student in Freiburg. From 1898 he turned… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Lessing, Theodor — (1872 1933)    cultural philosopher; as pacifist, Jew,* and intellectual, epitomized the outsider in Weimar society. Born in Hanover, he passed a troubled youth in a conflict ridden home. Since his father was a physician, he initially pursued… …   Historical dictionary of Weimar Republik

  • Theodor Lessing — zwischen 1925 und 1930 auf einer Fotografie von Nicola Perscheid Theodor Lessing (* 8. Februar 1872 in Hannover; † 31. August 1933 in Marienbad, Tschechoslowakei) war ein deutsch jüdischer Phi …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Theodor Lessing — Theodor Lessing. Theodor Lessing (Hanóver, 8 de febrero de 1872 – Marienbad, 31 de agosto de 1933) fue un filósofo judío nacido en Alemania. De acuerdo con Theodore Ziolkowski (Virgil and the Moderns, p.9) en Geschichte als Sinngebung des… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Theodor Lessing — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Lessing. Theodor Lessing …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Theodor Lessing — (February 8, 1872, Hanover August 31, 1933, Marienbad) was a German Jewish philosopher.According to Theodore Ziolkowski ( Virgil and the Moderns , p.9) in Geschichte als Sinngebung des Sinnlosen ( History as Giving Meaning to the Meaningless ),… …   Wikipedia

  • Lessing-Gymnasium (Frankfurt) — Lessing Gymnasium Schulform Gymnasium Gründung 1520 Ort Frankfur …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lessing — is the surname of:* Doris (May) Lessing (born 1919), British novelist and the 2007 Nobel Prize laureate in literature * Feodor (Franz Theodor) Yulievich Levinson Lessing, Russian geologist * Gottfried Lessing (1914 1979), German diplomat *… …   Wikipedia

  • Theodor Lobe — Theodor Lobe, um 1880 Theodor Lobe (* 8. März 1833 in Ratibor; † 21. März 1905 in Niederlößnitz[1]) war ein deutscher Schauspieler, Regisseur und Theaterleiter, d …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lessing (Begriffsklärung) — Lessing ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Ada Lessing (1883–1953), deutsche Volkshochschulleiterin Carl Friedrich Lessing der Ältere, Großkanzler in Polnisch Wartenberg Carl Friedrich Lessing (1808–1880), deutscher Maler Carl Robert… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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