Biography of Thomas Abbt (1738-1766)

German man of letters, born in Ulm in 1738 and died in Buckebourg in 1766.

He studied theology at the University of Halle, and was then applied to the philosophy and mathematics. In 1760 he was appointed substitute Professor of philosophy at Frankfurt on the Oder; He then served discipline of mathematics in Rinteln. Tired of the sciences, he studied law and visited Switzerland and France. Lessing he contributed to the development of the German language. He died very young. His main works are entitled: the merit of death by homeland and letters on the modern literature.