Karl Philipp Moritz

1756 (Hamelin, Germany) – 1793 (Berlin)

Moritz worked for a while as a teacher in Basedow’s experimental school in Dessau. Goethe (met in Rome), Mendelssohn and Carstens (who illustrated some of his work) were all friends. Humbodlt and Tieck were among his students. He met Schiller in Leipzig and Wieland in Weimar. He was a great admirer and supporter of Jean Paul. Maimon and he co-edited what has been described as the first journal of psychology. There is some suggestion that as editor, Moritz had more than a hand in the writing of Maimon’s autobiography; their lives emerge as remarkably similar in many respects.

Karl Philipp Moritz knew…