Johann Christoph Rost

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Johann Christoph Rost (born April 7, 1717 in Leipzig , † June 19, 1765 in Dresden ) was a German poet.


Rost's father of the same name was a studied theologian and between 1716 and 1739 a sexton at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, where Rost grew up and studied law and fine arts. During this time he was strongly influenced by his teacher Gottsched . In 1740 he found him an editor at a Berlin newspaper.

In 1742 he moved to Dresden, where he initially worked for the Dresden News of State and Scholarly Matters , and later as an official with the Count of Brühl . His earlier admiration for Gottscheds turns into open opposition, which is expressed, among other things, in the satirical poem Das Vorspiel .

In 1760 he was appointed senior tax secretary.



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  1. ^ The church service in Leipzig in the 18th century , [1]
  2. a b,+Johann+Christoph/Biographie