He thus created an epoch in German literature, philosophy and law, and Spittler opens with him the modern period of ecclesiastical history.
Here he came under the influence of the historian, Ludwig Timotheus Spittler, from whom, as also from Johannes von Muller and Friedrich Schlegel, his historical studies received a fresh impulse.
Other notable names of the 18th century are Semler, Spittler, Henke and Planck.
Archiv., 1788, 9, p. 369; Spittler, Verne.
In1846-1848a remarkable religious brotherhood (the Briiderhaus, founded by Spittler of Basel) settled in Jerusalem: it was originally intended to be a settlement of celibate mechanics that would form a nucleus of mission work to evangelize the world.
Besides these, Heeren wrote brief biographical sketches of Johann von Muller (Leipzig, 1809); Ludwig Spittler (Berlin, 1812); and Christian Heyne (GÃ¶ttingen, 1813).