Reimarus, Hermann Samuel

Reimarus, Hermann Samuel a learned German philologist, was born at Hamburg, Dec. 22, 1694, and studied first under his father and afterwards under Wolf and Fabricius. He next went to study at Jena, and later at Wittenberg. After having travelled over Holland and England, he was appointed rector at Weimar in 1723, and in 1729 was called to Hamburg as teacher of Hebrew in the gymnasium. He died there, March 1, 1765. His theological writings are a Dissertatio de Assessoribus Synedrii Magni (Hamb. 1751, 4to): — Die vornehmsten Wahrheiten der natuirlichen Religion (ibid. 1754), and a few others of less importance. He is especially credited with the editorship of the famous Wolfenbittel Fragments (q.v.). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Herzog, Real-Encyklop. s.v.

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