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Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
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I. Life – II. Works

(Aug 27, 1770, Stuttgart – Nov 14, 1831, Berlin)

I. Life

Hegel was the eldest of the three children born to the treasury secretary Georg Ludwig Hegel and his wife Maria Magdalena Luise née Fromm. He attended the Stuttgart Gymnasium, which was conducted in the spirit of the Enlightenment, and developed a strong interest in Latin, Greek, and mathematics. From 1788 to 1793 he studied with a ducal scholarship in Tübingen (II) together with F. Hoelderlin and (from 1790) F.W.J. Schelling. He passed the philosophica…

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Jaeschke, Walter, “Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 30 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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