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

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Ramler, Karl Wilhelm
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German literary theorist, poet and translator. Born Kolberg 25. 2. 1725, died Berlin 11. 4. 1798. Studied theology at Halle from 1742, then medicine at Berlin. 1746 tutor in Lähme, 1747 in Berlin. 1748–1790 prof. of philosophy at the Kadettenkorps school in Berlin, where his most important student was Karl von Knebel, future friend of Goethe and translator of Lucretius. From 1786 a member of the Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften. R.’s acquaintances included Ludwig Gleim, Moses Mendelssohn, Friedrich Nicolai …

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Leonhardt, Jürgen, “Ramler, Karl 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 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00587>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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