Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
- Ian Biddle
(b Stuttgart, Aug 27, 1770; d Berlin, Nov 14, 1831). German philosopher. He was the son of a civil servant and began his education at the Stuttgart Gymnasium, after which he joined the seminary at the University of Tübingen in 1788. Having decided not to enter the clergy, he became a private tutor, firstly in Berne (1793) and then in Frankfurt (1797). In 1801 he moved to Jena and entered the university there, eventually becoming a lecturer, but in 1806 he fled in the path of the advancing French forces and took up the editorship of the Bamberger Zeitung. He eventually moved to Nuremberg, where he became headmaster of a Gymnasium and married Marie von Tucher, with whom he had two sons. In 1816, Hegel accepted a professorship at the University of Heidelberg. Two years later, he moved to Berlin University, where he eventually died during a cholera epidemic....