German philosopher, mathematician, and scientist Christian Freiherr von Wolff was born Jan. 24, 1679, in Breslau, Silesia. He wrote numerous works in theology, psychology, botany, and physics but is best known as a leading spokesman of German rationalism. His series of essays, all beginning under the title Rational Ideas, covered many subjects and expounded Leibniz's theories in popular form.
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