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JOHANN BENEDIKT CARPZOV (1720-1803)

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 399 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JOHANN BENEDIKT CARPZOV (1720-1803), great-grandson of the first Johann Benedikt, was born at Leipzig, became professor of philosophy there in 1747, and in the following year removed to Helmstadt as professor of poetry and Greek. In 1749 he was named also professor of theology. He was author of various philological works, wrote a dissertation on Mencius, and published an edition of Musaeus. He died on the 28th of April 1803. On the family of Carpzov, see Dreyhaupt, Beschreibung des Saalkreises, Beilagen zu Theil 2. S. 26.
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