Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762-1814)

"Johann Gottlieb Fichte (/ˈfɪxtə/;[28] German: [ˈjoːhan ˈɡɔtliːp ˈfɪçtə];[29][30][31] 19 May 1762 – 27 January 1814) was a German philosopher who became a founding figure of the philosophical movement known as German idealism, which developed from the theoretical and ethical writings of Immanuel Kant. Recently, philosophers and scholars have begun to appreciate Fichte as an important philosopher in his own right due to his original insights into the nature of self-consciousness or self-awareness.[18] Fichte was also the originator of thesis–antithesis–synthesis, an idea that is often erroneously attributed to Hegel.[32] Like Descartes and Kant before him, Fichte was motivated by the problem of subjectivity and consciousness. Fichte also wrote works of political philosophy; he has a reputation as one of the fathers of German nationalism." - ( 02.11.2019)

What we know


was born Rammenau May 19, 1762
died Berlin January 29, 1814
Husband of Johanna Marie Rahn (1755-1819)
father of Immanuel Hermann Fichte (1796-1879) [son of], Johanna Marie Rahn (1755-1819) [mother of]
teacher Zürich 1788-1790
teacher University of Jena Jena 1794-1799


visitor Novalis (1772-1801) [visitor], Friedrich Immanuel Niethammer (1766-1848) [was visited] Jena May 1795
bridegroom Johanna Marie Rahn (1755-1819) Baden, Switzerland 1793
lived Niederau 1771-1773
Student Landesschule Pforta Naumburg (Saale) 1774-1780
Student Theology, Law, Philologie Jena 1780-1781
lived Leipzig 1781-1788
Traveller Warsaw Frühjahr 1791
Traveller Kaliningrad July 01, 1791
Traveller Berlin March 1793
professional / worker Erlangen 1805
Traveller Klaipėda June 13, 1807
Traveller Copenhagen July 09, 1807
Traveller Berlin August 1807
professional / worker Berlin

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