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Wilhelm von Humboldt

German (Prussian) philosopher, government functionary, diplomat, and founder of the University of Berlin

Karl Wilhelm von Humboldt (June 22, 1767 - April 8, 1835), government functionary, foreign diplomat, philosopher, founder of Humboldt Universität in Berlin, friend of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and especially of Friedrich Schiller, is especially remembered as a German linguist who introduced a knowledge of the Basque language to European intellectuals. His younger brother Alexander von Humboldt was equally famous in the natural sciences.




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