See also:Austrian physician, poet and philosopher, was
See also:born in Vienna on the 29th of
See also:April 1806; of an old Saxon
See also:family . He attended the " Theresian Academy " in his native city, and in 1825 entered its university as a student of
See also:medicine . In 1833 he obtained the degree of
See also:doctor of medicine, settled in Vienna as a practising surgeon, and in 1834 married . The
See also:young doctor kept up his connexion with the university, where he lectured, and in 1844 was appointed dean of the
See also:faculty of medicine . He cultivated the acquaintance of
See also:Grillparzer, Heinrich
See also:Laube, and other intellectual
See also:lights of the Viennese
See also:world, interested himself greatly in educational matters, and in 1848, while refusing the
See also:presidency of the
See also:ministry of
See also:education, accepted the
See also:appointment of under secretary of state in that department . His
See also:health, however, gave way, and he died at Vienna on the 3rd of
See also:September 1849 . He was not only a
See also:clever physician, but a poet of
See also:fine aesthetical taste and a philosopher . Among his medical
See also:works may be mentioned: Uber das Hippokratische erste Buck von der Diat (Vienna, 1835), Arzte and Publicum (Vienna, 1848) and Lehrbuch der arztlichen Seelenkunde (1845) . His poetical works include Gedichte (Stutt . 1836), among which is the well-known beautiful hymn, which Mendelssohn set to
See also:music . " Es ist bestimmt in Gottes
See also:Rat." As a philosopher he is best known by his Zur Diatetik der Seek [
See also:Dietetics of the soul] (Vienna, 1838), which attained
See also:great popularity, and the tendency of which, in contrast to Hufeland's Makrobiotik (On the
See also:Art of Prolonging
See also:Life), is to show the true way of rendering life harmonious and lovely . This
See also:work had by 1906 gone into fifty
See also:editions .
Noteworthy also is his Beitrage zur Litteratur-, Kunst- und Lebenstheorie (Vienna, 1837-1841), and an
See also:anthology, Geist der deutschen Klassiker (Vienna, 1851; 3rd ed . 1865-1866) . His collected works (with the exception of the purely medical ones) were published in 7 vols. by Fr . Hebbel (Vienna, 1851-1853) . See M .
See also:Necker, "
See also:Ernst von Feuchtersleben, der
See also:Freund Grillparzers," in the Jahrbuch der Grillparzer Gesellschaft, vol. iii . (Vienna, 1893) .
BARONNE DE SOPHIE FEUCHERES (1795-1840)
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