Wilhelm von Humboldt

Portrait of Wilhelm von Humboldt

Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Karl Ferdinand von Humboldt was a Prussian philosopher, linguist, diplomat and government official and founder of the Humboldt University of Berlin. He was born on 22nd June 1767 in Potsdam in Germany and died on 8th April 1835 in Tegel, Berlin, Germany aged 67.

Major Works

“Ideen zu einem Versuch die Grenzen der Wirksamkeit des Staats zu Bestimmen” (The Spheres and Duties of Government) (1792)“The Aesthetische Versuche” (Essays on Aesthetics) (1799)
“Prüfung der Untersuchungen über die Urbewohner Hispaniens” (On the Early Inhabitants of Spain) (1821)