Johann Philipp Siebenkees

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Johann Philipp Siebenkees
Born (1759-10-04)October 4, 1759
Germany
Died June 25, 1796(1796-06-25) (aged 36)
Germany
Nationality German
Alma mater University of Altdorf
Main interests
Theology, philosophy, philology, archeology

Johann Philipp Siebenkees (4 October 1759 – 25 June 1796) was a German philosopher.[1][2][3][4]

Siebenkees studied theology, philosophy, and philology at University of Altdorf. In 1791 he became associate professor of philosophy there, and a full professor of languages in 1795. He also taught archeology. It has been suggested that he was responsible for the invention of the iron maiden during this period.[5]

Johann Philipp Siebenkees was a cousin of the poet Johann Christian Siebenkees.

Siebenkees undertook several voyages to Venice, Rome, and Naples. He died of a stroke in 1796.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Siebenkees, Johann Philipp (1799). Handbuch der Archaeologie oder Anleitung zur Kenntnis der Kunstwerke des Alterthums und zur Geschichte der Kunst der Alten Völker. Nuremberg. 
  2. ^ Siebenkees, Johann Philipp (1791). Versuch einer Geschichte der venetianischen Staatsinquisition. Nuremberg. 
  3. ^ Rieger, Walter (1951). Johann Christian Siebenkees, Professor der Rechte zu Altdorf : Sein Leben u. s. Werk. Erlangen. 
  4. ^ "Aktivitäten der "deutschen Privatgesellschaft"". Fachbereich Allgemeinwissenschaften. 2006. Archived from the original on May 16, 2006. Retrieved January 25, 2006. 
  5. ^ Graf, Klaus: "Das Hinrichtungswerkzeug "Eiserne Jungfrau" ist eine Fiktion des 19. Jahrhunderts, denn erst in der ersten Hälfte des 19. jahrhunderts hat man frühneuzeitliche Schandmäntel, die als Straf- und Folterwerkzeuge dienten und gelegentlich als "Jungfrau" bezeichnet wurden, innen mit eisernen Spitzen versehen und somit die Objekte den schaurigen Phantasien in Literatur und Sage angepaßt." ("The execution tool "Iron Maiden" is a fiction of the 19th century, because only since the first half of the 19th Century the early-modern-times' "cloaks of shame", which sometimes were called "maidens", were provided with iron spikes; and thus the objects were adapted to the dreadful fantasies in literature and legend." "Mordgeschichten und Hexenerinnerungen - das boshafte Gedächtnis auf dem Dorf, June 21, 2001". Archived from the original on August 28, 2004. Retrieved 2017-04-23.  July 11, 2007