Friedrich Schleiermacher

1768 (Breslau, Prussia, now Wrocław, Poland) – 1834 (Berlin)

Fichte was influential on his thought. Schleiermacher met both Schlegel brothers in Berlin — Friedrich Schlegel had an adjoining apartment, and together they translated Plato’s ‘Dialogues’ (the work is still admired today, though its joint nature led to strains in the friendship, and Schleiermacher increasingly took it over himself). In Jena, he joined the Schlegels and Novalis in founding the influential journal Athenaeum (Tieck was another friend in romanticist circles). He was a colleague of Humboldt’s in founding Berlin University, where his relationship with Hegel was marked by mutual wariness and antipathy.