Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
  • Born: January 22, 1729
  • Died: February 15, 1781
  • Nationality: German
  • Profession: Critic

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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing was a German writer, philosopher, dramatist, publicist and art critic, and one of the most outstanding representatives of the Enlightenment era. His plays and theoretical writings substantially influenced the development of German literature. He is widely considered by theatre historians to be the first dramaturg in his role at Abel Seyler's Hamburg National Theatre.

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