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Friedrich Adolf Ebert

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Friedrich Adolf Ebert (July 9, 1791 – November 13, 1834) was a German bibliographer and librarian. Biography Ebert was born at Taucha, near Leipzig, the son of a Lutheran pastor. At the age of fifteen, Friedrich was appointed to a subordinate post in the municipal library of Leipzig. He studied theology for a short time at Leipzig, and afterwards philology at Wittenberg, where he received a PhD in 1812. While still a student in 1811, he had already published a work on public libraries. In 1812, he published another work entitled Hierarchiae in religionem ac literas commoda, which roughly translates to "Hierarchy in religion and letters advantages." In 1813, he was attached to the Leipzig University library, and in 1814 was appointed secretary to the Royal Library of Dresden. The same year, he published F. Taubmanns Leben und Verdienste and in 1819 Torquato Tasso, a translation from Pierre Louis Ginguené with annotations. The rich resources open to him in the Dresden libra
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