Karl Wilhelm Friedrich von Schlegel
German poet, critic and scholar
Born on 10 March 1772 in Hanover, Germany; died on 11 January 1829 at Dresden, Germany.
Educated at the University of Gottingen, he became a Catholic in 1808.
Appointed secretary in the chancellery at Vienna where he vigorously opposed Napoleon and delivered his famous lectures on modern history.
His importance lies in his work as a literary critic, and as founder with his brother, August Wilhelm, of the Romantic school.
He was the author of , , , and .
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