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Bretschneider Karl Gottlieb

Bretschneider, Karl Gottlieb (1776-1848), a German theologian, born at Gresdorf. He was pastor successively at Schneeberg and Anneberg, and was invited in 1812 to take a chair of theology at Berlin. With the modesty that sometimes goes with learning he declined this honour, and was appointed superior councillor of Consistory. He composed a great number of works.