Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich

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Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich Gender: M
born on 25 January 1743 at 01:45 (= 01:45 AM )
Place Düsseldorf, Germany, 51n12, 6e47
Timezone LMT m6e47 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 04°45' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 25°57 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 12°21'

Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi


German philosopher, literary figure, socialite, and the younger brother of poet Johann Georg Jacobi.

He is notable for popularizing the term nihilism (coined by Obereit in 1787) and promoting it as the prime fault of Enlightenment thought particularly in the philosophical systems of Baruch Spinoza, Immanuel Kant, Johann Fichte and Friedrich Schelling. Instead of speculative reason, he advocated Glaube (variously translated as faith or "belief") and revelation. In this sense, Jacobi anticipated present-day writers who criticize secular philosophy as relativistic and dangerous for religious faith. In his time, he was also well-known among literary circles for his critique of the Sturm and Drang movement, and implicitly close associate Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and its visions of atomized individualism. His literary projects were devoted to the reconciliation of Enlightenment individualism with social obligation.

He died on 10 March 1819, aged 76, in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

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  • associate relationship with Hemsterhuis, Frans (born 27 December 1721). Notes: Acquaintance


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (1743-1819): Düsseldorf als Zentrum von Wirtschaftsreform, Literatur und Philosophie im 18. Jahrhundert" by Klaus Hammacher, Kurt Christ and Heinrich-Heine-Institut (Droste, 1985), p. 14: "Helmut Jacobi, Erlangen Die hier aufgeschlagene Seite hält die am 25. Januar 1743, morgens um 1.45 h erfolgte Geburt des „wohlgestalteten Söhnleins" Friedrich Heinrich fest. Am 27. Januar erfolgte die Taufe unter der Patenschaft der Mutter Johann Conrads, seines Bruders, des Celler Superintendenten, sowie des Schwagers Heinrich Kirschbaum."


  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Philosopher/ Humanist
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Philosopher
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy
  • Notable : Famous : Socialite