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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 179,061 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Friedrich Schlegel is the 343rd most popular writer (up from 404th in 2019), the 308th most popular biography from Germany (up from 345th in 2019) and the 24th 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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Among writers, Friedrich Schlegel ranks 343 out of 5,755Before him are Gao Xingjian, Napoleon Hill, Philip Roth, Czesław Miłosz, Sayyid Qutb, and Appian. After him are O. Henry, Jorge Amado, Wilhelm Grimm, Johannes V. Jensen, Aulus Cornelius Celsus, and Paul Éluard.

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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 Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily, Ram Mohan Roy, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Fath-Ali Shah Qajar, Nachman of Breslov, Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, and Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien. Among people deceased in 1829, Friedrich Schlegel ranks 8Before him are Pope Leo XII, Thomas Young, Niels Henrik Abel, John Jay, Humphry Davy, and Maria Anna Mozart. After him are Paul Barras, Alexander Griboyedov, Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, François-Joseph Gossec, Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg, and Maria Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Massa.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Friedrich Schlegel ranks 308 out of 6,142Before him are Franz Marc (1880), Samuel Hahnemann (1755), Ernst Ruska (1906), Michael Wittmann (1914), Johannes Stark (1874), and Paul Hindemith (1895). After him are Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710), Walther von Brauchitsch (1881), Wilhelm Grimm (1786), Konrad Zuse (1910), Pina Bausch (1940), and Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Friedrich Schlegel ranks 24Before him are Ernst Jünger (1895), Heinrich von Kleist (1777), Paul Heyse (1830), Karl May (1842), Einhard (770), and Michael Ende (1929). After him are Wilhelm Grimm (1786), Traudl Junge (1920), Wolfram von Eschenbach (1170), Jean Paul (1763), Ulrich von Hutten (1488), and Patrick Süskind (1949).