August Wilhelm Schlegel

1767 - 1845

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August Wilhelm (after 1812: von) Schlegel (; German: [ˈʃleːgl̩]; 8 September 1767 – 12 May 1845), usually cited as August Schlegel, was a German poet, translator and critic, and with his brother Friedrich Schlegel the leading influence within Jena Romanticism. His translations of Shakespeare turned the English dramatist's works into German classics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of August Wilhelm Schlegel has received more than 163,897 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). August Wilhelm Schlegel is the 596th most popular writer (down from 563rd in 2019), the 524th most popular biography from Germany (down from 472nd in 2019) and the 34th most popular German Writer.

August Wilhelm Schlegel is most famous for being a German poet, translator, and critic.

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Among writers, August Wilhelm Schlegel ranks 596 out of 5,794Before him are Vuk Karadžić, Mihai Eminescu, Anthony Burgess, Dino Buzzati, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, and France Prešeren. After him are Harry Martinson, Robert Ludlum, John le Carré, Georg Büchner, Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, and Juan Ramón Jiménez.

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Among people born in 1767, August Wilhelm Schlegel ranks 9Before him are Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, Andrew Jackson, Jean-Baptiste Say, John Quincy Adams, Benjamin Constant, and John VI of Portugal. After him are Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, Nicolas Oudinot, Manuel Godoy, Maria Theresa of Austria, Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg, and Henri Christophe. Among people deceased in 1845, August Wilhelm Schlegel ranks 2Before him is Andrew Jackson. After him are Julie Clary, John Frederic Daniell, Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, Guadalupe Victoria, Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach, Simon Mayr, Henrik Wergeland, Vincent-Marie Viénot, Count of Vaublanc, and Louis-Léopold Boilly.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, August Wilhelm Schlegel ranks 524 out of 5,289Before him are Michael Thonet (1796), Prince Maximilian of Baden (1867), Walther Rathenau (1867), Alexander Grothendieck (1928), Hans Fischer (1881), and Victoria of Baden (1862). After him are Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604), Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1879), Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia (1892), Hans von Bülow (1830), Adolf Windaus (1876), and Adolf Galland (1912).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, August Wilhelm Schlegel ranks 34Before him are Wolfram von Eschenbach (1170), Erich Kästner (1899), Jean Paul (1763), Patrick Süskind (1949), Ludwig Tieck (1773), and Lion Feuchtwanger (1884). After him are Georg Büchner (1813), Klaus Mann (1906), Dietrich Eckart (1868), Ulrich von Hutten (1488), Elisabeth of Wied (1843), and Bert Hellinger (1925).