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Ein „politisch schiefer Kopf“ und der „letzte Mumienkasten“ - Humboldt und Metternich

  • In this short essay, the Alexander von Humboldt scholar Kurt-R. Biermann (1919-2002) shed some light on the relationship between the famous conservative Austrian statesman Prince Metternich and the liberal Prussian scientist Alexander von Humboldt. It is one of the old legends that Humboldt and Metternich had studied together in Göttingen. They first met 1807 in Paris and corresponded in the most polite manner basically on one common field of interest, namely the promotion of the sciences.

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Author:Kurt-R. Biermann
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2006/09/05
Publishing Institution:Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Release Date:2006/09/05
Tag:Alexander von Humboldt; Fürst Metternich
scientist Humboldt; statesman Prince Metternich
Source:Humboldt im Netz 9 (V)
Institutes:BBAW / Akademienvorhaben Alexander-von-Humboldt-Forschung
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Wissenschaft, Allgemeines / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 000 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke
Schriftenreihen in Einzelbeiträgen:BBAW / Humboldt im Netz (HiN) / HiN V, 9 (2004)