Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary

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Schlegel, August Wilhelm
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German writer, literary theorist and translator. Born Hannover 8. 9. 1767, died Bonn 12. 5. 1845. Brother of Friedrich Schlegel. 1786–1791 studied theology and philology at Göttingen. 1792–1795 tutor in Amsterdam; 1795–1801 at Jena, from 1798 as prof. ext. 1801–1804 private scholar in Berlin; 1804–1818 several tours of Europe. 1808 public lectures in Vienna. 1809 Swedish legation councillor, 1813/14 secretary to the Crown Prince of Sweden. Ennobled 1815. From 1819, prof. of Indian philology and head of the Antiquarisches M…

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Riedel, Volker, “Schlegel, August Wilhelm”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 19 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00645>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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