Gellert, Christian

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Christian Gellert
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Gellert, Christian Gender: M
born on 4 July 1715 at 13:30 (= 1:30 PM )
Place Hainichen, Germany, 50n58, 13e07
Timezone LMT m13e07 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Müller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 11°45' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 24°47 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Arno Müller, vol 2.


  • Traits : Personality : Loved by all
  • Traits : Personality : Shy
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession