Karl Abraham von Zedlitz
Karl Abraham Freiherr von Zedlitz and Leipe (born January 4, 1731 in Schwarzwaldau , Principality of Schweidnitz ; † March 18, 1793 on his Kapsdorf estate , Wroclaw district ) was a Prussian minister .
His parents were the district administrator Karl Sigismund von Zedlitz († 1756) and his wife Eva von Czettritz . After completing his schooling at the Knight's Academy in Brandenburg Cathedral , Zedlitz entered the civil service in 1755 as a chamber court referendar , in 1759 became a senior official in Breslau , in 1764 president of the Silesian government, in 1770 secret state and justice minister and in 1771 received the entire spiritual department in church and school supplies.
As a follower of the Kantian philosophy , he promoted the elementary school system and ensured a free spirit in the higher schools and universities. He introduced today's Abitur , inspired by Meierotto's practical experience .
In 1788 he lost the ecclesiastical department that was transferred to Johann Christoph von Wöllner , and in 1789 he was dismissed from civil service. In these two years 1788 and 1789 he was director of the Knight Academy in Liegnitz .
Zedlitz died on March 18, 1793 on his Kapsdorf estate and was buried in Wüstewaltersdorf . In 2009 his remains were discovered in the Wüstewaltersdorfer church. In 2014, researchers were able to confirm this thanks to years of research.
Karl Abraham von Zedlitz married Christiane von Schickfuß (* April 11, 1746, † October 7, 1799) from Rankau. The son came from the marriage:
- Heinrich (* July 23, 1781; † February 5, 1835) ∞ Karoline Friederike Wilhelmine von Paczensky and Tenczin (* September 4, 1780), daughter of Karl Heinrich von Paczensky and Tenczin
- Conrad Rethwisch : Zedlitz, Karl Abraham Freiherr von . In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Volume 44, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1898, pp. 744-748.
- Literature by and about Karl Abraham von Zedlitz in the catalog of the German National Library
- Zedlitz + and + Leipe.pdf Biography (pdf)
- Karl Abraham von Zedlitz at genealogy.net
|SURNAME||Zedlitz, Karl Abraham von|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Zedlitz, Karl Abraham Freiherr von|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Prussian Minister; 1764 President of the Silesian Government|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 4, 1731|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Schwarzwaldau , Principality of Schweidnitz|
|DATE OF DEATH||March 18, 1793|
|Place of death||Gut Kapsdorf , Wroclaw district|