(1772-1829) German literary critic. With his brother August, he was a founder of the Romantic movement, and a pioneer in the comparative study of languages.
(1767-1845) German Romantic author and translator of Shakespeare. His Über dramatische Kunst und Literatur/Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature 1809–11 broke down the formalism of the old classical criteria of literary composition. Friedrich von Schlegel was his brother.