Ein „politisch schiefer Kopf“ und der „letzte Mumienkasten“

  • In this short essay, the Alexander von Humboldt scholar Kurt-R. Biermann (1919-2002) shed some light on the relationship between the famous conservative Austrian statesman Prince Metternich and the liberal Prussian scientist Alexander von Humboldt. It is one of the old legends that Humboldt and Metternich had studied together in Göttingen. They first met 1807 in Paris and corresponded in the most polite manner basically on one common field of interest, namely the promotion of the sciences.

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Author:Kurt-R. Biermann
Subtitle (German):Humboldt und Metternich
Document Type:Postprint
Year of Completion:2004
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2009/09/04
Source:HiN : Alexander von Humboldt im Netz, V (2004) 9
Organizational units:Philosophische Fakultät / Institut für Romanistik
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 50 Naturwissenschaften / 509 Histor., geogr., personenbezogene Behandlung
9 Geschichte und Geografie / 91 Geografie, Reisen / 911 Historische Geografie
Collections:Universität Potsdam / Zeitschriften / HiN : Alexander von Humboldt im Netz ; International Review for Humboldtian Studies, ISSN 1617-5239 / HiN V, 9 (2004)
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - Attribution, Noncommercial, No Derivative Works 3.0 unported
Notes extern:The original publication is available at