"The mind is a compact, multiply connected thought mass with internal connections of the most intimate kind. It grows continuously as new thought masses enter it, and this is the means by which it continues to develop."

Bernhard Riemann On Psychology and Metaphysics ca. 1860

"It is clear that the minds are the most important part of the universe, and that everything was established for their sake; that is, in choosing the order of things, the greatest account was taken of them; all things being arranged in such a way that they appear the more beautiful the more they are understood."

G. W. Leibniz

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Saturday, August 07, 2010

Elenore Prochaska and Beethoven

Elenore, disguised as a man, joined the volunteer Lutzow Free Corps to fight to free Prussia from Napoleon Bonaparte. She died from wounds in the battle of the Gohrde in 1813. Johann Friederich Duncker wrote a play in her honor for which Ludwig van Beethoven composed incidental music.

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