There he met Nicolai and Moses Mendelssohn, with whom he formed a close friendship. In 1768 he became preacher or chaplain to the workhouse at Berlin and the neighbouring fishing village of Stralow.
C. Falconius, Sancti Nicolai acta primigenia (Naples, 1751); Bibliotheca hagiographica Graeca (Brussels, 18 95), p. 96; Bibl.
The only poem he published at this time was the famous Nicolai Klimii iter subterraneum (1741), afterwards translated into Danish by Baggesen.
In 1871-1873 the great Russian explorer, Nicolai Prjevalsky, crossed the Gobi desert from the north to Kansu in western China.
Herder's Briefwechsel mit Nicolai and his Briefe an Hamann have been edited by O.