Johann Peter Hebel (1760-1826), born in Basel, Switzerland, to parents in the service of the aristocratic family of Iselin-Ryhiner, was made Prelate of the Lutheran Church in Baden in 1819. His social rise was achieved through education, teaching and writing. His most famous publications are Allemannische Gedichte (1803) and Schatzkästlein des rheinischen Hausfreundes (1811).

Hebel’s father was a batman to Major Johann Jakob Iselin, an officer in the French army. His father died when Hebel was only two years old. His mother, a servant for the Iselins, lived alternately six months with the Iselin family and six months in Hausen, with the result that Hebel’s early schooling took place in both …

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Citation: Scullion, Val. "Johann Peter Hebel". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 July 2021 [, accessed 04 October 2023.]

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