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The Education of Karl Witte
     

The Education of Karl Witte

by Karl Heinrich Gottfried Witte
 
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

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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 this book "The Education of Karl Witte" about educating his child. This book attracted criticism and soon fell into oblivion in Germany, but in China, the book became a bestseller at the beginning of the 21st century.

Karl Witte went on to become s a Dante scholar in 1823.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015507362
Publisher:
Balefire Publishing
Publication date:
10/19/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
350
File size:
18 MB
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