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  • MOSES MENDELSSOHN (1729-1786), Jewish philosopher, was born in Dessau in 1729.
  • His father's name was Mendel, and he was later on surnamed Mendelssohn (= son of Mendel).
  • Mendelssohn soon won the confidence of Bernhard, who made the young student successively his book-keeper and his partner.
  • Gumperz or Hess rendered a conspicuous service to Mendelssohn and to the cause of enlightenment in 1754 by introducing him to Lessing.
  • Just as the latter afterwards makes Nathan the Wise and Saladin meet over the chess-board, so did Lessing and Mendelssohn actually come together as lovers of the game.

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