Naftali Herz Hartwig Wessely

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Naftali Herz Hartwig Wessely

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Death: February 28, 1805 (79)
Hamburg, Germany
Place of Burial: Altona,now Hamburg, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Behrend Wessely and Jette Jittel Wessely
Father of Emanuel Wessely and Esther Schayé
Brother of Rebekka Warburg and Moses Wessely

Occupation: Philosopher Poet Hebraist, Philosopher, Poet, Court Purveyor, Philologist
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About Naftali Herz Hartwig Wessely

A leader of the maskilim movement, friend and collaborator of Moses Mendelsohn. A philosopher, philologist and poet, he was born in Hamburg but grew up in Copenhagen, Denmark where his father was purveyor to the Danish court.


http://henrik.tauberlassen.dk/Slægten%20Warburg%20med%20forside%20del%201.pdf

"[...]Hartwig WESSELY (1726 - 1805) , der ernærede sig ved handelen i København, senere i Hamborg og Amsterdam, til sidst i Berlin, hvor han sluttede sig til filosoffen Moses Mendelsohn og hans kreds, og tog del i dennes udgivelse af Pentateuchen med tysk oversættelse og hebraisk fortolkning, hvortil han skrev en grundig fortolkning af 3 del.

Desuden udgav han et værk om hebraisk sprogvidenskab, et heltedigt om Moses i 6 dele og foruden forskellige lejlighedsdigte et skrift om ungdommens opdragelse, hvorefter han i 3 særskildte skrifter, måtte forsvare sine moderne anskuelser."

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Naftali Herz Hartwig Wessely's Timeline

1726
January 5, 1726
Hamburg, Germany
1774
1774
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
1774
1805
February 28, 1805
Age 79
Hamburg, Germany
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Altona,now Hamburg, Germany