Johann Kaspar (or Caspar) Lavater was a Swiss poet, writer, philosopher, physiognomist and theologian. Contents. 1 Early life; 2 Corruption fighter; 3 Zwinglian. LAVATER, Johann Caspar. Essai sur la physiognomie. destiné à faire connoître l’ homme & à le faire aimer. The Hague: Imprimé chez Jaques van Karnebeek. Buy J. C. Lavater’s Physiognomik, Vol. 3: Zur Beförderung der Menschenkenntniss und Menschenliebe (Classic Reprint) by Johann Caspar Lavater (ISBN.

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During his later years, Lavater’s influence waned, and he incurred considerable ridicule due to his vanity. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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Retrieved from ” https: Get to Know Us. In Lavater took Holy Orders in Zurich’s Zwinglian Churchand officiated until his death as deacon or pastor in churches in his native city. Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


He introduced the idea that physiognomy related to the specific character traits of individuals, rather than general types. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Who, under pressing temptations to lie, adheres to truth, nor to the profane betrays aught of a sacred trust, is near the summit of wisdom and virtue.

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Johann Kaspar Lavater

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. As a poetLavater published Christliche Lieder — and two epicsJesus Messias and Joseph von Arimathiain the style of Klopstock. Blake considered the following aphorism lavatdr be an excellent example of an aphorism. The two principal sources from which Lavater developed his physiognomical studies were the writings of the Italian polymath Giambattista della Portaand the observations made by Sir Thomas Browne in his Religio Medici translated into German in and praised by Lavater.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. His oratorical fervor and genuine depth of conviction gave him great personal influence; he was extensively consulted as a casuistand was welcomed with enthusiasm on his journeys throughout Germany.