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1. Wilhelm von

(Jun 22, 1767, Potsdam – Apr 8, 1835, Tegel), famous as a statesman and linguist, a classic correspondent, worked as a politician and diplomat, and was also active as a literary critic, philologist and translator. First J.H.Campe then Gottlob Johann Kunth tutored him and his brother Alexander (2). Private instruction with well-known scholars of the Berlin Enlightenment supplemented their schooling. After an unsatisfactory semester studying law in Frankfurt …

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Borsche, Tilman and Downes, Peter, “Humboldt”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 09 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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