Karl Witte Lyricist
Johann Heinrich Friedrich Karl Witte (born July 1, 1800 in Lochau (now part of Schkopau); died March 6, 1883 in Halle) was a German jurist and Dante Alighieri scholar. He was the son of a pastor Karl Heinrich Gottfried Witte who encouraged a fairly intense program of learning. When Karl Witte was nine, he spoke five languages. On April 13, 1814, at the age of 12, he became a doctor of philosophy at the University of Giessen in Germany. As a result, Witte was listed in The Guinness Book of World Records as the "youngest doctorate", a record that still stands. His father wrote a book about educating his child. This book attracted criticism and soon fell into oblivion in Germany, but in China, the book became a bestseller at beginning of the 21st century. Millions of Chinese hope that their children using Witten book to be a genius. The name "Karl Witte" is changed to "Carl Weter" when translated from Japanese. In his own right he began his reputation as a Dante scholar in 1823.
|Date of birth|
|July 1st, 1800|
|Date of death|
|March 6th, 1883 at age of 82|
1. Leipzig University Colleges/University
The University of Leipzig (German: Universität Leipzig), located in Leipzig in the Free State of Saxony, Germany, is one of the oldest universities in the world and the second-oldest university (by consecutive years of existence) in Germany. Famous alumni include Goethe, Wagner, Nietzsche, Angela Merkel and multiple Nobel Prize winners in Physics, Chemistry, and Literature.
2011. 217 mil. €
December 2nd, 1409
|Official web page||www.uni-leipzig.de|