Quotes by Wilhelm von Humboldt

About Wilhelm von Humboldt:


Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Karl Ferdinand von Humboldt was a Prussian philosopher, government functionary, diplomat, and founder of the Humboldt University of Berlin, which was named after him in 1949 (and also after his brother, Alexander von Humboldt, a naturalist).

Author Bio


  • NameWilhelm von Humboldt
  • DescriptionA German (Prussian) philosopher, government functionary, diplomat, and founder of the University of Berlin
  • BornJune 22, 1767
  • DiedApril 8, 1835
  • CountryGermany
  • ProfessionLinguist; Diplomat; Anthropologist; Teacher; Politician; Philosopher
  • AwardsOrder Of The Black Eagle