Pestalozzi, Johann Heinrich

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Pestalozzi, Johann Heinrich Gender: M
born on 12 January 1746 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )
Place Zürich, Switzerland, 47n23, 8e32
Timezone LMT m8e32 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Lescault
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 22°25' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 27°38 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 17°06'

Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi


Swiss pedagogue and educational reformer who exemplified Romanticism in his approach.

He founded several educational institutions both in German- and French-speaking regions of Switzerland and wrote many works explaining his revolutionary modern principles of education. His motto "Learning by head, hand and heart" is still a key principle in successful 21st-century schools. Thanks to Pestalozzi, illiteracy in 18th-century Switzerland was overcome almost completely by 1830.

He died 17 Februry 1827 in Brugg.

For extensive details, please see Wikipedia link.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Taeger IHL quotes Lescault, data from biography


  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Philosopher/ Humanist
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (reformer, introduced schools for the poor)