August Wilhelm Schlegel

August Wilhelm von Schlegel

1767 (Hannover, Germany) – 1845 (Bonn)

The German Romanticist group centered around Schlegel and his brother Friedrich. Tieck (a longstanding friend and collaborator) and Novalis were also prominent colleagues, likewise the influential Fichte; while the importance of the Schlegels’ wives Caroline and Dorothea was considerable. While Goethe was an occasional visitor and deeply interested in August’s work on Indian culture, the brothers alienated Schiller, whose influence they craved. Hegel was an academic colleague, Schelling and Schleiermacher correspondents after he moved to Berlin. Runge visited him there, and Mickiewicz in Bonn.