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Schle·gel(shlā′gəl), August Wilhelm von 1767-1845.
German scholar who wrote influential criticism, translated several Shakespearean works, and composed poetry. He also edited a literary magazine with his brother Friedrich (1772-1829), a philosopher, poet, and critic whose essays formed the intellectual basis of German romanticism.
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1. (Biography) August Wilhelm von (ˈauɡʊst ˈvɪlhɛlm fɔn). 1767–1845, German romantic critic and scholar, noted particularly for his translations of Shakespeare
2. (Biography) his brother, Friedrich von (ˈfriːdrɪç fɔn). 1772–1829, German philosopher and critic; a founder of the romantic movement in Germany
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1. August Wilhelm von, 1767–1845, German poet, critic, and translator.
2. his brother, Friedrich von, 1772–1829, German critic, philosopher, and poet.
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