Wolf, Friedrich August

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Wolf, Friedrich August Gender: M
Christian Wilhelm Friedrich August Wolf
born on 15 February 1759 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )
Place Nordhausen, Germany, 51n30, 10e47
Timezone LMT m10e47 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 26°59' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 08°52 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 17°59'

Friedrich August Wolf


German critic who founded the science of philology. Wolf defined philology broadly as "knowledge of human nature as exhibited in antiquity." He died in Marseille, France on 8 August 1824.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Leben und Studien Friedrich August Wolf's, des Philologen, Volume 1" by Wilhelm Koerte (G.D. Bädeker, 1833), p. 1: "FRIEDRICH AUGUST WOLF ward geboren am 15. Februar 1759, Abends nach 10 Uhr, zu Hainrode, einem Dörfchen am Abhange eines Berges, von welchem man der Aussicht in die Ebene geniesst bis zum benachbarten Nord hausen. ... Sein Taufname war Christian Wilhelm Friedrich August..."

Translation: Friedrich August Wolf was born on February 15, 1759, in the evening after 10 o'clock at Hainrode, a small village on the slope of a mountain, from which one can enjoy the view to the North. His baptismal name was Christian Wilhelm Friedrich August...


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian (Philologist)
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Linguist (Philologist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic