Christoph Gottlieb von Murr

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Christoph Gottlieb von Murr (1733–1811) was a polymathic German scholar, based in Nuremberg. He was a historian and magistrate. He edited significant cultural journals. He also corresponded with Leonard Euler. Von Murr reproduced in 1790 the book published in 1553 by Michael Servetus Christianismi restitutio. The original books were burned when Servetus himself was burned at the stake in Geneva. Von Murr used as model the exemplar in the National Library in Vienna, one of the three surviving exemplars.

Bibliography[edit]

Peter Wolf, « Protestantischer ‘Jesuitismus’ im Zeitalter der Aufklärung : Christoph Gottlieb Murr (1733–1811) und die Jesuiten », Zeitschrift für bayerische Landesgeschichte, LXII, 1999, p. 99-137.