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Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (1743-1819)

"Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (German: [jaˈkoːbi]; 25 January 1743 – 10 March 1819) was an influential German philosopher, literary figure, and socialite.

He is notable for popularizing nihilism, a term coined by Obereit in 1787, and promoting it as the prime fault of Enlightenment thought particularly in the philosophical systems of Baruch Spinoza, Immanuel Kant, Johann Fichte and Friedrich Schelling.

Jacobi advocated Glaube (variously translated as faith or "belief") and revelation instead of speculative reason. In this sense, Jacobi can be seen to have anticipated present-day writers who criticize secular philosophy as relativistic and dangerous for religious faith." - ( 28.10.2019)

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was born Düsseldorf 25.01.1743
died Munich 10.03.1819
son of Johann Konrad Jacobi (1715-1788)
brother of Johann Georg Jacobi (1740-1814)
father of Johann Friedrich Jacobi (1765-1831) [son of], Helene Elisabeth von Clermont (1743-1784) [mother of]
Husband of Helene Elisabeth von Clermont (1743-1784) 1764-1784
father of Georg Arnold Jacobi (1768-1845) [son of], Helene Elisabeth von Clermont (1743-1784) [mother of]
father of Carl Wigand Maximilian Jacobi (1775-1858) [son of], Helene Elisabeth von Clermont (1743-1784) [mother of]


bridegroom Helene Elisabeth von Clermont (1743-1784) Aachen 1764

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Munich11.5666666030883790048.13333129882812500Place of deathdb_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.07522
Aachen6.0837879180908200050.77620697021484400place of weddingdb_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.0622

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