Wilhelm von Humboldt

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Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Karl Ferdinand von Humboldt, Freiherr

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Birthplace: Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
Death: Died in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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Son of Alexander Georg von Humboldt and Marie Elisabeth Colomb
Husband of Caroline Friederica von Dacheröden
Father of Adelheid von Humboldt; Gabriele von Humboldt; Theodor von Humboldt; Caroline von Humboldt; Wilhelm von Humboldt and 3 others
Brother of Alexander von Humboldt; Karoline von Humboldt and Gabriele von Humboldt
Half brother of Heinrich Friedrich Ludwig Ferdinand von Hollwede

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About Wilhelm von Humboldt

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_von_Humboldt

Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Karl Ferdinand von Humboldt (22 June 1767 – 8 April 1835) was a Prussian philosopher, government functionary, diplomat, and founder of the Humboldt University of Berlin, which was named after him in 1949 (and also after his younger brother, Alexander von Humboldt, a naturalist).

He is especially remembered as a linguist who made important contributions to the philosophy of language and to the theory and practice of education. In particular, he is widely recognized as having been the architect of the Humboldtian education ideal, which was used from the beginning in Prussia as a model for its system of education and eventually in countries such as the US and Japan.

His younger brother, Alexander von Humboldt, was famous as a geographer, naturalist, and explorer.

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Wilhelm von Humboldt's Timeline

1767
June 22, 1767
Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
1792
1792
Age 24
1794
1794
Age 26
1797
1797
Age 29
1800
May 17, 1800
Age 32
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
1802
1802
Age 34
1804
1804
Age 36
1806
1806
Age 38
1809
1809
Age 41