The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Schlosser, Friedrich Christoph

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SCHLOSSER, shlŏs'sĕr, Friedrich Christoph, German historian: b. Jever, Oldenburg, 18 Nov. 1776; d. Heidelberg, 23 Sept. 1861. He studied at the University of Göttingen 1794-98, and published his first history, ‘Geschichte der bildersturmenden Kaiser des Oström’ in 1812. He was professor in the Lyceum of Frankfort 1812-14 and city librarian until 1819, when he was called to Heidelberg as professor of history at the university, a position retained until his death. Schlosser's writings, which are characterized by a great love of truth and a high moral tone in judgment, include ‘Weltgeschichte in zusammenhängender Erzählung’ (1817-24); ‘Geschichte des 18. Jahrhunderts’ (1823); ‘Universal-historische Uebersicht der Geschichte der alten Welt und ihre Kultur’ (1824-34).