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Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling

Philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling

Profession: Philosopher


Biography: Standard histories of philosophy make him the midpoint in the development of German idealism, situating him between Fichte, his mentor in his early years, and Hegel, his former university roommate, early friend, and later rival.

Born: January 27, 1775
Birthplace: Leonberg, Württemberg, Holy Roman Empire
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: August 20, 1854 (aged 79)

Historical Events

  • 1790-10-18 Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling is granted permission to enroll at the Tübinger Stift at an earlier age than usually permitted

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