Herder, Johann Gottfried

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Herder, Johann Gottfried Gender: M
born on 25 August 1744 at 23:30 (= 11:30 PM )
Place Mohrungen, Germany, 53n54, 19e55
Timezone LMT m19e55 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Ring
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 02°54' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 02°49 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 03°10'

Johann Gottfried Herder


German philosopher, theologian, poet, translator and literary critic. He was the leading figure of the Sturm und Drang literary movement and an innovator in the philosophy of history and culture. A prolific writer, he was one of the most influential writers and thinkers of the German language in the Age of Enlightenment and pioneer of the romantic movement. He had great influence on J.W. von Goethe.

He died on 18 December 1803, Weimar, Germany.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Hemsterhuis, Frans (born 27 December 1721). Notes: Acquaintance
  • compare to chart of Jean Paul (born 21 March 1763). Notes: he liked to read his works


  • Death, Cause unspecified 18 December 1803 in Weimar (Thüringen)
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Source Notes

Thomas Ring, vol. 3.

Sy Scholfield found a birth record quoted for 'between 11 and 12 o'clock at night,' plus a time of midnight from Herder himself, cited in "'Weitstrahlsinniges' Denken: Studien zu Johann Gottfried Herder" by Hans Dietrich Irmscher (Königshausen & Neumann, 2009), p. 14: "Nach der Eintragung von Herders Vater in sein Andachtsbuch, Johann Arndts „Vier Bücher vom wahren Christenthum“, wurde sein Sohn Johann Gottfried „Anno 1744 d. 25. August Dienstags Nachts zwischen 11 und 12 Uhr“ geboren (Reisiger (1942), 8). – Vgl. auch Herder selbst in SW XIX, 249, 340. – Im Journal meiner Reise im Jahr 1769 bestimmt Herder seine Geburt zur Mitternacht geradezu als Grund für den „Zuschnitt der Sehart“, Wirklichkeit nur als „Schauder“, als „Schatten“ wahrzunehmen (SW IV, 438ff.). Vgl. hierzu auch das Nachwort in Mommsen (1983), 244ff."


  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Philosopher/ Humanist
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure