Johann Heinrich Jung
- Category : Writers-Fiction
- Type : PSP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Rulership 3
German author, best known by his assumed name of Heinrich Stilling.
He studied medicine in 1768 at the University of Strasbourg where he met Goethe, who introduced him to Herder. The acquaintance with Goethe ripened into friendship; and it was by his influence and assistance that Jung's first work, Heinrich Stillings Jugend, was written.
In 1772 Jung settled at Elberfeld as physician and oculist, and soon became celebrated for operations in cases of cataract. In 1778 he accepted the appointment as lecturer on agriculture, technology, commerce and the veterinary art in the newly established Kameralschule at Kaiserslautern, a post which he continued to hold when the school was absorbed in the University of Heidelberg.
In 1787, he was appointed professor of economic, financial and statistical science at the University of Marburg. In 1803, he resigned his professorship and returned to Heidelberg, where he remained until 1806, when he received a pension from the grand-duke, Charles Frederick of Baden, and moved to Karlsruhe, where he remained until his death on 2 April 1817.
He was married three times, and left a numerous family.