“Wer im Stande ist den Zwek seiner Bestimmung und seines Lebens einzusehen, und daher einig mit sich selbst ist, dem können die widerlichen wie die glüklichen Zufälle des Lebens nur zur weiteren Ausbildung und Beruhigung führen.”

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What happened on January 24?

1679: Christian von Wolff was born.

1712: Friedrich II., König von Preußen was born.

1732: Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais was born.

1755: Joseph Felizian Thaddäus Krebs was born.

1756: Johann George Klemm was born.

1760: Friederike Bethmann was born.

1763: Jean Nicolas Bouilly was born.

1764: Maximilian Graf von Hatzfeld was born.

1774: Karl Möser was born.

1776: Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann was born.

1779: Luise Marie Auguste, Prinzessin von Baden was born.

1782: Friedrich Hofmeister was born.

1784: Charlotte Häser was born.

1785: Carl Gotthelf Böhme was born.

1785: Ferdinand von Lütgendorff was born.

1796: Nicolas Mori was born.

1798: Carl von Holtei was born.

1801: Wilhelm Schlick was born.

1806: Louise von Weber died.

1816: Marie Karoline Fürstin zu Lobkowitz died.

1821: Alfred Dörffel was born.

1824: Elise Lang died.

1831: Ernst August Friedrich Klingemann died.

1839: Joseph Trentsensky died.

1847: Carl Kindler died.

1847: Franz Weber was born.

1849: Ignaz von Olfers writes to Friedrich Wilhelm Jähns. [View letter]

1851: Gaspare Spontini died.

1853: Paul Julius Möbius was born.

1875: Leopold Jansa died.