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Humboldt University (also known as the University of Berlin) is Berlin's oldest university, founded at the beginning of the 19th century by the liberal Prussian educational reformer and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt.

The University has been home to many of Germany's greatest thinkers of the past two centuries, among them the subjective idealist philosopher J.G. Fichte, the theologian Friedrich Schleiermacher, the absolute idealist philosopher G.W.F. Hegel, the Romantic legal theorist Savigny, the pessimist[?] philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, and the objective idealist philosopher Friedrich Schelling.

The University was the site of the Nazis' burnings of "un-German" literature.



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