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Hamann, Johann Georg (1730-1788),German man of letters, was born at Konigsberg, in Prussia. After leading a desultory and wandering life, he obtained a post in the excise at Konigsberg in 1767.

He died at Munster. The mystical tendency of his writings was opposed to the spirit of the age in which he lived, but he exercised considerable influence over Herder, Jacobi, Richter, and other eminent writers.