Johann Jakob Breitinger
Johann Jakob Breitinger became at the 1. March 1701 in Zurich born. It studied theology and philology and earned themselves first Meriten starting from 1730 by New edition of the Septuaginta. Starting from 1731 he works later as a professor of the Hebrew and the Greek language on the High School in Zurich. Admits became Breitinger however particularly as a coworker of its friend Johann Jakob Bodmer. In its joint works is not to be differentiated always, from whom most suggestions came. The principal part at the historical collection thesaurus Historicae Helveticae (1735) can be attributed however Breitinger.
Breitingers Hauptwerk Criti Dichtkunst of 1740 was a refusal to the traditional poetic principle of the imitation of nature in favor of the creative fantasy - it had large influence on the German literature theory and the budding genius cult. In this connection also the literature-historically important controversy Bodmers and Breitingers with Johann Christoph Gottsched stood.
- critical paper on nature, the intentions and the use of the Gleichnisse (1740)
- Criti Dichtkunst (1740)
- defense of the Swiss MUSE Mr. D. A. Hallers (1744)
- Wolfgang Bender, Johann Jakob Bodmer and Johann Jakob Breitinger, Stuttgart 1973
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|NAME||Breitinger, Johann Jakob|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||of Swiss Philologe and author|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1. March 1701|
|PLACE OF BIRTH|
|DYING DATE||14. December 1776|