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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 Indologist, 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 258,669 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). August Wilhelm Schlegel is the 586th most popular writer (up from 596th in 2019), the 567th most popular biography from Germany (down from 524th in 2019) and the 36th 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 586 out of 5,755Before him are Bernard Gui, Irène Némirovsky, Elisabeth of Wied, Franz Werfel, Pietro Metastasio, and Gustav Meyrink. After him are Eduardo Galeano, Philip Larkin, Thomas Wolfe, Ferenc Molnár, Ausonius, and Tirso de Molina.

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Among people born in 1767, August Wilhelm Schlegel ranks 10Before him are Andrew Jackson, Jean-Baptiste Say, John Quincy Adams, John VI of Portugal, Benjamin Constant, and Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn. After him are Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg, Nicolas Oudinot, Manuel Godoy, Henri Christophe, Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson, and Maria Theresa of Austria. Among people deceased in 1845, August Wilhelm Schlegel ranks 3Before him are Andrew Jackson and Julie Clary. After him are John Frederic Daniell, Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, Guadalupe Victoria, Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, Roustam Raza, Simon Mayr, Grand Duchess Elizabeth Mikhailovna of Russia, Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach, and Louis-Léopold Boilly.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, August Wilhelm Schlegel ranks 567 out of 6,142Before him are Elisabeth of Wied (1843), Karl Gebhardt (1897), Rupert, King of Germany (1352), John of Saxony (1801), Maria Anna of Bavaria (1551), and Hans Jonas (1903). After him are Elizabeth Alexeievna (1779), Albert Casimir, Duke of Teschen (1738), Werner Mölders (1913), Werner Forssmann (1904), Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Poland (1653), and Prince Leopold of Bavaria (1846).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, August Wilhelm Schlegel ranks 36Before him are Patrick Süskind (1949), Erich Kästner (1899), Heinrich Mann (1871), Lion Feuchtwanger (1884), Dietrich Eckart (1868), and Elisabeth of Wied (1843). After him are Ludwig Tieck (1773), Georg Büchner (1813), Bert Hellinger (1925), Hugo Ball (1886), Klaus Mann (1906), and Karl Harrer (1890).