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Justus Möser (1720–1794)

Möser, Justus (mė’zer). A noted German publicist and historian; born at Osnabrück, Dec. 14, 1720; died there, Jan. 8, 1794. Modern German biography may be said to date from him; his theory being that history should describe the development of peoples, laws, customs, and habits, instead of being a mere chronicle of dynasties and wars. His most celebrated works were: ‘History of Osnabrück’ (3d ed. 1819); and ‘Patriotic Reveries’ (latest ed. 1871).