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Eckartshausen, Karl von
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Eckartshausen, Karl von, * 28 Jun 1752 (Haimhausen), † 13 May 1803 (Munich)

Eckartshausen attended school in Munich before going to study at the University of Ingolstadt, then directed by the Jesuits. They would have a lasting influence on his thought, and he later said that he had been guided ‘along the ways of the marvelous’ from the age of seven. An Aulic Councilor in 1776, he became a member of the Academy of Bavaria in 1777 and a secret archivist in 1784. His official functions, which he took very serio…

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Fabry, Jacques, “Eckartshausen, Karl von”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 18 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_102>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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