Friedrich Schlegel

1772 - 1829

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Karl Wilhelm Friedrich (after 1814: von) Schlegel ( SHLAY-gəl, German: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈʃleːɡl̩]; 10 March 1772 – 12 January 1829) 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 Jena Romanticism. Born into a fervently Protestant family, Schlegel rejected religion as a young man in favor of atheism and individualism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Friedrich Schlegel has received more than 238,420 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Friedrich Schlegel is the 323rd most popular writer (up from 341st in 2019), the 279th most popular biography from Germany (up from 308th in 2019) and the 21st most popular German Writer.

Friedrich Schlegel is most famous for his contributions to the German Romantic movement. He was a philosopher, critic, and literary theorist.

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Notable Works

Philosophie der Geschichte
Fried. v. Schlegel\'s sämtliche Werke
Symphilosophie. f. schlegel a iena
Kritische Schriften
199 p. ; 18 cm
Philosophie der Geschichte
History, Addresses, essays, lectures, Philosophy
[Schriften] Novalis' Schriften
Kritische Schriften
Literature, History and criticism
Novalis Schriften
Fried. v. Schlegel\'s sämtliche Werke


Among writers, Friedrich Schlegel ranks 323 out of 7,302Before him are Ludovico Ariosto, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Michael Ende, Czesław Miłosz, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, and Archilochus. After him are J. M. Coetzee, France Prešeren, Peter Drucker, Ève Curie, Pär Lagerkvist, and André Malraux.

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Among people born in 1772, Friedrich Schlegel ranks 5Before him are David Ricardo, Novalis, Charles Fourier, and William I of the Netherlands. After him are Nachman of Breslov, Fath-Ali Shah Qajar, Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Ram Mohan Roy, Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, and Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien. Among people deceased in 1829, Friedrich Schlegel ranks 9Before him are John Jay, Pope Leo XII, Thomas Young, Humphry Davy, Paul Barras, and Maria Anna Mozart. After him are François-Joseph Gossec, Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, Alexander Griboyedov, Adam Albert von Neipperg, Jean-Baptiste Regnault, and Mauro Giuliani.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Friedrich Schlegel ranks 279 out of 7,253Before him are Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928), Wilhelm Frick (1877), Lothar Matthäus (1961), Adolf Dassler (1900), Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers (1758), and Max Horkheimer (1895). After him are Anton Drexler (1884), Athanasius Kircher (1602), Klaus Barbie (1913), Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945), Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg (1868), and Frederick V of the Palatinate (1596).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Friedrich Schlegel ranks 21Before him are Jacob Grimm (1785), Nelly Sachs (1891), Paul Heyse (1830), Heinrich von Kleist (1777), Ernst Jünger (1895), and Michael Ende (1929). After him are Wilhelm Grimm (1786), Karl May (1842), Einhard (770), Heinrich Mann (1871), Wolfram von Eschenbach (1170), and Traudl Junge (1920).