The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Basedow, Johann Bernhard
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Basedow, Johann Bernhard
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BASEDOW, bä'zẹ-dō, Johann Bernhard, often called by himself Bernhard von Nordalbingen, German educator: b. 11 Sept. 1723; d. 25 July 1790. He had in Dessau an institution for education called Philanthropinon. The chief features of Basedow's system are the cosmopolitan character which he endeavored to instill into his pupils, and the full development of the faculties of the young at which he aspired, in pursuance of the notions of Locke and Rousseau. With Salzmann, Campe, etc., he established some good institutions, and deserves special credit for his efforts for the education of the lower classes.