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Philosopher, Ambassador, Diplomat, Civil servant

GermanBorn Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Karl Ferdinand Freiherr VON HUMBOLDT

Prussian philosopher, linguist, government functionary, diplomat, and founder of the Humboldt University of Berlin

Born on June 22, 1767 in Potsdam, Brandenburg , Germany

Died on April 8, 1835 in Berlin , Germany

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He is especially remembered as a linguist who made important contributions to the philosophy of language, ethnolinguistics and to the theory and practice of education. In particular, he is widely recognized as having been the architect of the Humboldtian education ideal, which was used from the beginning in Prussia as a model for its system of education and eventually in countries such as the US and Japan.

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