Quotes by Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

About Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel:

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich 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 the Jena romantics. He was a zealous promoter of the Romantic movement and inspired Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Adam Mickiewicz and Kazimierz Brodzi?ski. Schlegel was a pioneer in Indo-European studies, comparative linguistics, in what became known as Grimm's law, and morphological typology. As a young man he was an atheist, a radical, and an individualist. Ten years later, the same Schlegel converted to Catholicism. Around 1810 he was a diplomat and journalist in the service of Metternich, surrounded by monks and pious men of society.

Author Bio

  • NameKarl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
  • DescriptionGerman poet, critic and scholar
  • AliasesFriedrich Schlegel; Karl Friedrich von Schlegel
  • BornMarch 10, 1772
  • DiedJanuary 12, 1829
  • CountryGermany
  • ProfessionPhilosopher; Translator; Writer; Novelist
  • AwardsSupreme Order Of Christ