Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich

BORN 27 Aug 1770, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg - DIED 14 Nov 1831, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Dorotheenstädtischen Friedhof, Chausseestrasse (CH-4-20 (Ehrenbrag, 2. Weg li. re. S.))

G.F.W. Hegel was the son of a civil servant in Württemberg. As a child, Hegel already read literature, newspapers and philosophical essays. He was educated at the Tübinger Stift, where he met Friedrich Schelling and Friedrich Hölderlin. They became close friends. Schelling and Hölderlin were engaged in highly theoretical discussions as Hegel wanted to 'complete' the philosophy of Kant.

In 1801 he became a private teacher at the University of Jena, where his lectures were very popular. He was promoted to Extraordinary Professor in Jena, but the university closed in 1806 after Napoleon's troops had entered the city.

Hegel started working as a journalist. In 1811 he married Marie von Tucher. After he published "The Science of Logic" he was employed by the University of Heidelberg in 1816 and in 1818 he became Professor of Philosophy in Berlin. In 1830 he became the rector of the University of Berlin. In 1831 he fled for a cholera epidemic, but after returning too soon he was infected and died within a few days.

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The grave of G.W.F. Hegel at the Dorotheenstädtischen Friedhof, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (26 Mar 2007)


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Published: 17 Jun 2007
Last update: 11 Feb 2023