Magnus Gottfried Lichtwer
|Magnus Gottfried Lichtwer|
His father of the same name was a jurist. The younger Lichtwer studied law at Leipzig and Wittenberg. His chief work is to be found in the Vier Bücher Aesopischer Fabeln (Four books of fables in the manner of Aesop; 1748). There is a collection of his Schriften (Writings; 1828) edited by Ernst Ludwig von Pott (Lichtwer's grandson) and Friedrich Cramer which contains a biography.
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- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.; Thurston, H. T.; Moore, F., eds. (1905). "Lichtwer, Magnus Gottfried". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead. This source reports him being Canon of Saint Mauritius which neither German Wikipedia nor ADB nor NDB have any mention. NDB reports his date of death as 1788 rather than 1783.
- Magnus Gottfried Lichtwer article on German Wikipedia (visited June 19, 2011)
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