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Karl Wilhelm Friedrich von Schlegel

Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany
Death: Died in Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Johann Adolf Schlegel and Johanna Christiane Erdmuthe Hübsch
Husband of Dorothea Veronika von Schlegel (Mendelssohn)
Brother of August Wilhelm von Schlegel

Occupation: Philosopher
Managed by: Randy Schoenberg
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About Friedrich Schlegel

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich (after 1814: von) Schlegel, usually cited as Friedrich Schlegel, was a German poet, literary critic, philosopher, philologist and Indologist. With his older brother, August Wilhelm Schlegel, he was one of the main figures of the Jena romantics. He was a zealous promoter of the Romantic movement and inspired Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Adam Mickiewicz and Kazimierz Brodziński. Schlegel was a pioneer in Indo-European studies, comparative linguistics, in what became known as Grimm's law, and morphological typology. As a young man he was an atheist, a radical, and an individualist. Ten years later, the same Schlegel converted to Catholicism. Around 1810 he was a diplomat and journalist in the service of Clemens von Metternich, surrounded by monks and pious men of society

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Friedrich Schlegel's Timeline

1772
March 10, 1772
Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany
1829
January 12, 1829
Age 56
Dresden, Saxony, Germany
1829
Age 56