|Birthname||Christian Fürchtegott Gellert|
|born on||4 July 1715 at 13:30 (= 1:30 PM )|
|Place||Hainichen, Germany, 50n58, 13e07|
|Timezone||LMT m13e07 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||11°45' 24°47 Asc. 24°20'|
German poet and novelist, a prominent representative of the German Enlightenment whose works were, for a time, second in popularity only to the Bible.
Gellert was popular both for his work and for his personality. Owing to shyness and weak health Gellert gave up all idea of entering the ministry. His lectures in the Leipzig university on poetry, rhetoric, and ethics were exceptionally well attended.
Gellert was known for his tender-hearted and of unaffected piety and humility.
He was best known for his "Fabeln und Erzählungen" (1746–48; “Fables and Tales”), a collection of naïvely realistic fables and moralizing stories charming for their directness and simplicity.
He died 13 December 1769, Leipzig.
Arno Müller, vol 2.
Sy Scholfield quotes same data from birth record transcribed in "Sämmtliche Schriften" by Christian Fürchtegott Gellert (Leipzig, 1840), p. 316: "Nachmittags ½2 Uhr geboren."
- Traits : Personality : Loved by all
- Traits : Personality : Shy
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction
- Vocation : Writers : Poet
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession