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Cotta, Johann F'riedrich Freiherr, publisher, was born in 1764 at Stuttgart, studying first at Tubingen and then at Paris. In 1787 he devoted himself to business, and originated numerous successful publications, and formed the acquaintance of the leading literary men of the day, including Goethe, Schiller, Humboldt, etc., whose works he published. He became vice-president of the Wurtemberg Chamber of Deputies, and in 1815 was the representative of the Booksellers' Corporation at the Vienna Congress. He died in 1832.