Neander, August

THEOLOGIAN (GERMANY)
BORN 17 Jan 1789, Göttingen, Niedersachsen - DIED 14 Jul 1850, Berlin
REAL NAME Mendel, David
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Kirchhof Jerusalem und Neue Kirche I, Halleschen Tor, Kreuzberg (Abt. 1/1 57 (111-HW-1), Ehrengrab near Zossener Strasse entrance)

Johann August Wilhelm Neander was born David Mendel. He adopted his new name after he was baptised as a protestant Christian. He became a pupil of G.J. Planck and he was promoted in Heidelberg in 1811 and became a professor in 1812. In 1813 he was called to Berlin.

His main work was "Allgemeine Geschichte der christlichen Religion und Kirche" ("General History of the Christian Religion and Church"), 1825-1842. In 1839 he became a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences. He died in 1850 in Berlin, exhausted and nearly blind.

Related persons
• has a connection with Drake, Friedrich

Sources
• Hammer, Klaus, Historische Friedhöfe & Grabmäler in Berlin, Stattbuch Verlag, Berlin, 1994
Verlag Traugott Bautz GmbH | Philosophie | Germany
Lexikon: Neander, Johann August Wilhelm

Images

The grave of August Neander at the Kirchhof Jerusalem und Neue Kirche I, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (28 May 2015)

 


Négrin, Émile

Published: 4 Dec 2016
Last update: 4 Dec 2016