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Rothe Richard

Rothe, Richard (1799-1867), theologian, was born at Posen, and studied at Heidelberg chiefly. In 1819 he went to Berlin, and became connected with Neander. He was appointed preacher to the Prussian Embassy at Rome, remaining there five years, during which he formed an intimate friendship with Bunsen. In 1828 he was made professor of theology at Wittenberg, and after nine years proceeded to Heidelberg in the same capacity. In 1849, just after the publication of his notable work, Theologische Ethik, in three vols., he went to Bonn, but soon returned to Heidelberg. He was a great thinker, and wrote some very valuable works.