Stapfer, Philipp Albert

Stapfer, Philipp Albert a nephew of both the foregoing, was born at Berne, Sept. 23, 1766. After studying at Göttingen, he was appointed professor of belles lettres in the high school of his native city in 1792, and during the stormy times that followed the French invasion (1798) he was a bulwark against the unhappy influences resulting in civil and religious life. He retired to privacy in 1804, and died after a long illness, March 27, 1840. Besides contributions to journalistic literature, he wrote a number of works on religion, philosophy, and morals, and some of a historical and geographical character, which are all enumerated in Herzog, Real-Encyklop. s.v.

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