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Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746–1827)

Pestalozzi, Johann Heinrich (pes-tä-lot’sē). A Swiss educationist; born at Zürich, Jan. 12, 1746; died at Brugg in Aargau, Feb. 17, 1827. Inspired by Rousseau’s ‘Émile,’ he decided to work for the reformation of the systems of popular schooling. He wrote a celebrated story of village life, ‘Lienhart and Gertrude’ (4 vols., 1781–89); its sequel, ‘Christopher and Elsie’ (1782); ‘Researches on the Course of Nature in the Development of the Human Race’ (1797); ‘How Gertrude Teaches her Children: An Essay toward Directing Mothers how to Educate their Children’ (1801); ‘Life and its Fortunes,’ autobiographical (1825); ‘The Simplest Way to Educate a Child from the Cradle to the Sixth Year’ (1825); and his ‘Swan Song’ (1826).