Wilhelm von Humboldt

[Revised entry by Kurt Mueller-Vollmer and Markus Messling on June 4, 2016. Changes to: Bibliography] Wilhelm (Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Karl Ferdinand) von Humboldt, German man of letters
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[Revised entry by Kurt Mueller-Vollmer and Markus Messling on June 4, 2016. Changes to: Bibliography] Wilhelm (Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Karl Ferdinand) von Humboldt, German man of letters extraordinary, close friend of the poets Goethe and Schiller, whose life's work encompasses the areas of philosophy, literature, linguistics, anthropology, education, and political thought as well statesmanship was born in Potsdam on June 23, 1767 and died at Tegel near Berlin on April 8, 1835. Although there has always been strong interest in Humboldt expressed by political and cultural historians and educationists in Germany, it is only in recent decades...

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