Quotes by August Wilhelm von Schlegel

About August Wilhelm von Schlegel:

August Wilhelm was a German poet, translator, critic, and a foremost leader of German Romanticism. His translations of Shakespeare made the English dramatist's works into German classics. Schlegel was also the first professor in Sanskrit on the continent and produced a translation of the Bhagavad Gita.

Author Bio

  • NameAugust Wilhelm von Schlegel
  • DescriptionGerman poet, translator, critic, and writer
  • BornSeptember 8, 1767
  • DiedMay 12, 1845
  • CountryGermany
  • ProfessionLinguist; Translator; Sanskrit Scholar; Philosopher; Poet; Literary Critic; Literary Historian; Romanist; Playwright
  • AwardsOrder Of Merit For Arts And Science