Darwin-L Message Log 8:44 (April 1994)

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<8:44>From jsmith@epas.utoronto.ca  Thu Apr 14 15:11:21 1994

From: jsmith@epas.utoronto.ca (Julian Smith)
Subject: Re: Who was Schlegel?
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 1994 16:11:18 -0500 (EDT)

Dear Katie:

  This is an interesting request because there are several possible
  candidates; which one do you mean?  There is an August Wilhelm von
  Schlegel, b. September 8, 1767, d. May 12, 1845; he was one of the
  founders of German romanticism, and wrote _Vorlesungen uber schone
  Kunst und Literatur_, and many translations of Dante, Shakespeare,
  Petrarch and the like.  His younger brother Friedrich von Schlegel,
  b. Mar. 10, 1772, d. Jan. 12, 1829, also helped to develop romantic
  thought, publishing his _Dialogue on Poetry_ in 1800, _Geschichte
  der Poesie der Griechen und Romer_ in 1798, _Uber die Sprache und
  Weisheit der Indier_ in 1808, and many more.  There is a third
  Schlegel, a German microbiologist; but he is a twentieth century
  figure.  This is Hans Gunter Schlegel, b. Leipzig Oct. 24, 1924; he
  worked in the physiology and biochemistry of chemosynthetic and
  photosynthetic soil and water bacteria.  He is the author of
  _Anreicherungskultur und Mutantenauslese_ of 1965.


Julian A. Smith
Institute for the History and Philosophy
of Science and Technology
University of Toronto

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