Friedrich Gabriel Resewitz

Friedrich Gabriel Resewitz

Friedrich Gabriel Resewitz (* 9. March 1729 in Berlin; † 30. October 1806 in bake-chew in the monastery pc. Johannes of the Täufer on that mountains) was an abbott, paedagogue and education politician. It is considered as a representative of the clearing-up and the theological rationalism.

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Resewitz completed first from 1740 to 1747 the Joachimsthal High School in Berlin. From 1747 to 1750 it studied in resounds (Saale) Evangelist theology. Here he heard lectures of the theologian victory mouth Jakob tree garden and the philosopher George Friedrich Meier.

It was then busy starting from 1750 as Reiseprediger of the prince Friedrich August, with which it stayed under anderm one until 1751 one year long in Paris. Starting from 1755 it lived as a private scholar in Berlin and became member in a scholarly society. Probably in this time the contact developed to the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn and the publisher Friedrich Nicolai. 1757 he became a minister in Quedlinburg at the sink Benedikt church. In Quedlinburg he became acquainted with Friedrich God-dear Klopstock , with which he was then closely friendly. 1759 it translated four papers of the Scottish philosopher David Hume into German. It began an activity as a Rezensent. First from 1764 to 1765 for the publication of letters, which were published concerning newest Litteratur, then until 1780 for the general German library by its acquaintance the Nicolai, whereby it cared for the area of theology.

1767 he was selected to the Prediger of the German-language sink Petri church in Copenhagen, where he furnished 1771 a royal six-form high school. It belonged to the friends of the Nordi poet circle. Beside Klopstock it also still stood with Johann Andreas Cramer, Gottfried Benedict radio and Johann Heinrich Schlegel in regular contact. Resewitz engaged itself in social welfare matters of Copenhagen. In co-operation with Balthasar lively it reformed the urban training and arm nature. Became later it transfer thereupon you acct advice of the Kopenhagener of arm nature.

Its reform-educational writing: „The education of the citizen for the use of the healthy understanding and to the non-profit Geschäfftigkeit “(1773), with which it a substantial contribution for the development of six-form high schools carried out, excited attention. Resewitz was considered to the theological rationalism as a representative of the clearing-up and was obligated. The Prussian Minister Karl Abraham baron von Zedlitz appointed it thereupon 1774 to the abbott monastery of mountains and to the Generalsuperintendenten of Magdeburg in. 1775 it began its new office. In the administration of the monastery and the line of its famous school Resewitz was however not so lucky, as one had expected. After various disputes and a school inspection he had to withdraw at the end of of 1796 from the line of the school and with their connected teacher min acre completely. Resewitz remained however still an abbott This office laid down it 1805 .

Under anderm one Resewitz gave also the educational quarterly publication „suggestions, thoughts and desires on the improvement to the public education “(5 volumes, 1777-85; 2. Aufl. 1798) out, in among other things also Peter Villaume contributions published.


  • ratio of four papers David of the Hume, 1759
  • over the supply arms, 1769
  • the education of the citizen for the use of the healthy understanding and to the non-profit Geschäfftigkeit, 1773
  • message of the present mechanism in instruction, training kind and education on the Pädagogio to monastery of mountains, 1776
  • thoughts, suggestions and desires for the improvement of the public education as materials to the Pädagogik, 5 volumes, 1778 to 1786


  • Uwe Förster, farm servant citizen biographic encyclopedia, 2002, Magdeburg, ISBN 3-933046-49-1
  • Martin Wiehle, farm servant citizen personalities, 1993, Magdeburg, ISBN 3-910146-06-6

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