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Hermann Hettner (1821–1882)

Hettner, Hermann Theodor (het’ner). A German historian; born in Leisersdorf, March 2, 1821; died at Dresden, May 29, 1882. He studied at Heidelberg, Berlin, and Halle, and filled professorships at Jena and elsewhere. His masterpiece, published in 1856, ‘History of Eighteenth Century Literature,’ gave him high rank as a philosophical historian. He traveled and wrote extensively on historical aspects of literature, painting, and sculpture, ancient and modern.