- Jo·hann Kas·par [yoh-hahn kahs-pahr] /ˈyoʊ hɑn ˈkɑs pɑr/, 1741–1801, Swiss poet, theologian, and physiognomist.
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The face of the elder professor was a study of astonishment for Lavater.The Gypsies
Charles G. Leland
This was a masked ball, and young Lavater, then in England, was with them.Mary Wollstonecraft
Elizabeth Robins Pennell
They determined to judge of the salmon, as Lavater did of men, by their looks.Bits of Blarney
R. Shelton Mackenzie
He spoke of physiognomy as a science with all the confidence of a Lavater.The Book of Curiosities
To be bald is a sign of intellectual power: so said Lavater.