[pes-tl-ot-see; Italian pes-tah-lawt-tsee]
  1. Johann Hein·rich [German yoh-hahn hahyn-rikh] /German ˈyoʊ hɑn ˈhaɪn rɪx/, 1746–1827, Swiss educational reformer.
Related formsPes·ta·loz·zi·an, adjective, nounPes·ta·loz·zi·an·ism, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of pestalozzi

  • In this he was a disciple of Bacon and Comenius, and a prophet to Pestalozzi.

  • This could not continue long, and in 1780 Pestalozzi was obliged to close his school.

  • It created great interest and brought Pestalozzi immediate fame.

  • At the age of fifty-three Pestalozzi began his work at Stanz.

  • In every branch of education we hear the warning cry, return to Pestalozzi!

British Dictionary definitions for pestalozzi


  1. Johann Heinrich (joˈhan ˈhainrɪç). 1746–1827, Swiss educational reformer. His emphasis on learning by observation exerted a wide influence on elementary education
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