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A Brief Friedrich von Sallet Bio

Written by: Sallet (Friedrich von), German pantheist poet of French descent, b. Neisse (Silesia), 20 April, 1812. An officer in the army, he was imprisoned for writing a satire on the life of a trooper. In ’34 he attended Hegel’s lectures at Berlin, and in ’38 quitted the army. He wrote a curious long poem entitled the Layman’s Gospel, in which he takes New Testament texts and expounds them pantheistically—the God who is made flesh is replaced by the man who becomes God. Died Reichau (Silesia), 21 Feb. 1843.

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