Georg Gustav Fülleborn

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Georg Gustav Fülleborn (March 2, 1769 – February 6, 1803) was a German philosopher, philologist and miscellaneous writer.


Fülleborn was born at Glogau, Silesia, educated at the University of Halle, and was made Doctor of Philosophy in recognition of his thesis De Xenophane, Zenone et Gorgia. He took diaconal orders in 1791, but almost immediately became professor of classics at the University of Breslau. He died at Breslau.

His philosophical works include annotations to Christian Garve's translation of the Politics of Aristotle (1799–1800), and a large share in the Beiträge zur Geschichte der Philosophie (published in twelve parts between 1791 and 1799), in which he collaborated with Friedrich Karl Forberg, Karl Leonhard Reinhold and Friedrich Immanuel Niethammer.

In philology he wrote:

  • Encyclopaedia philologica sive primae lineae Isagoges in antiquorum studia (1798; 2nd ed., 1805)
  • Kurze Theorie des lateinischen Stils (1793)
  • Leitfaden der Rhetorik (1802)
  • Persius, Satires (annotated), editor

Under the pseudonym "Edelwald Justus" he published several collections of popular tales:

  • Bunte Blätter (1795)
  • Kleine Schriften zur Unterhaltung (1798)
  • Nebenstunden (1799)

After his death were published:

  • Taschenbuch für Brunnengäste (1806)
  • Kanzelreden (1807)

He was a frequent contributor to the press, where his writings were very popular.



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