Christian Wolff
(1679-1754)

Died aged c. 75

Christian Wolff (less correctly Wolf; also known as Wolfius; ennobled as Christian Freiherr von Wolff; 24 January 1679 – 9 April 1754) was a German philosopher. The mountain Mons Wolff on the Moon is named in his honor. Wolff was the most eminent German philosopher between Leibniz and Kant. His main achievement was a complete oeuvre on almost every scholarly subject of his time, displayed and unfolded according to his demonstrative-deductive, mathematical method, which perhaps represents the peak of Enlightenment rationality in Germany. Wolff was also the creator of German as the language of scholarly instruction and research, although he also wrote in Latin, so that an international audience could, and did, read him. A founding father of, among other fields, economics and public administration as academic disciplines, he concentrated especially in these fields, giving advice on practical matters to people in government, and stressing the professional nature of university education.

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Commemorated on 4 plaques

Tu urodził się i mieszkał w latach 1679 - 1699 Christian Wolff Syn garbarza i rajcy miejskiego matematyk i filozof

Garbary 9, Wrocław, Poland where they was born (1679) and lived

Große Märkerstraße Nr. 10 Renaissancehaus um 1558 vermutlich von Ratsbaumeister Nickel Hofmann, im 17./18. J[ahr]h[undert] barock umgebaut 1764 - 1945 Druck- und Verlagshaus Gebauer-Schwetschke seit 1954 Museum Hier wohnten 1587 - 1610 Arzt Balthasar Brunner 1733 - 1741 Professor der Rechte Johann Gottlieb Heineccius 1741 - 1754 Professor der Philosophie und Mathematik Christian Wolff 1761 -1762 Professor der Philosophie Christian Weber

Große Märkerstraße Nr. 10, Halle, Germany where they lived

Chr. Wolfius Philosophus hic habitabat

Große Märkerstraße Nr. 10, Halle, Germany where they lived

Christian Wolff Prof. d. Philos. 1723-1740

Marktgasse 17, Marburg, Germany where they was