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|Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (17421799)|
|Lichtenberg, Georg Christoph (liċht'en-berG). A distinguished German satirical writer and physicist; born near Darmstadt, July 1, 1742; died at Göttingen, Feb. 24, 1799. The best of his satires are those on the notorious literary pirate Tobias Göbhard; the essay on The German Novel; Timorus, ridiculing Lavaters zeal for proselytizing; and Pronunciation of the Wethers of Ancient Greece, aimed at Vosss system of pronouncing Greek. His brilliant sayings have been collected and published in a separate volume, Lichtenbergs Thoughts and Maxims: Light Rays from his Works (1871).|