Albrecht Schöne

Albrecht Schöne (born 17 July 1925) is a German Germanist. From 1960 to 1990 he was a professor of German philology at the University of Göttingen.

Albrecht Schöne
Albrecht Schöne, Pour le Merite 2014.jpg
Albrecht Schöne (2014)
Born (1925-07-17) 17 July 1925 (age 95)
Barby, Germany
NationalityGerman
OccupationGermanist
AwardsPour le Mérite (1990)
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of Münster
Thesis (1952)
Academic work
InstitutionsUniversity of Münster, University of Göttingen

CareerEdit

Schöne was born on 17 July 1925 in Barby an der Elbe.[1] After graduating from secondary school he immediately performed his military service. During World War II he was made prisoner of war. Schöne subsequently worked as a lumberjack until 1947.[1] From 1947 to 1951 he studied German literature, history, philosophy, theology and psychiatry at the universities of Freiburg, Basel, Göttingen and Münster. In 1952 Schöne took his Ph.D. from the University of Münster. In 1953 he took a position as research assistant at the Department of German Philology at the University of Göttingen. He performed his habilitation in 1957. In 1958 he became associate professor of modern German philology at the University of Münster. In 1960 he became full professor of German philology. He was President of the Internationale Vereinigung für Germanische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft [de] between 1980 and 1985.[1] He held visiting professorships at universities in Israel, Japan and Poland. Schöne retired in 1990.[1]

ResearchEdit

The research of Schöne has focused on the Baroque era, the Age of Enlightenment and the 20th-century. In his work he has combined philology with theology, art history and the natural sciences. He has written with new insights on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Georg Christoph Lichtenberg.[2][3][4]

Awards and honoursEdit

Schöne became a member of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities in 1966.[5] In 1980 he became a member of the Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung.[6] He was elected a corresponding member (living abroad) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in 1982.[7] The same year he was also appointed corresponding member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities.[8] In 1983 Schöne won the Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis of the Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung.[9] Schöne was elected a foreign member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1985.[10] In 1987 he became a corresponding member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts.[11]

In 1990 Schöne received the Orden Pour le Mérite für Wissenschaften und Künste.[2] In 1991 he won the Carl Zuckmayer Medal.[12] He became an international honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1992.[13] On 24 August of the same year he was awarded the Knight Commander's Cross in the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.[14] Schöne was awarded the Austrian Decoration for Science and Art in 1993.[15] In 1995 he was awarded the Reuchlin-Preis [de] of the city of Pforzheim.[16]

In 2015 he received the Ehrenmedaille der Stadt Göttingen [de].[3] He became an honorary member of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities in 2016.[5] Schöne won the 2017 Einhard-Preis.[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Prof. em. Dr. Albrecht Schöne" (in German). Georg August University of Göttingen. Archived from the original on 27 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Albrecht Schöne" (in German). orden-pourlemerite.de. Archived from the original on 16 May 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Stadt: Ehrenmedaille für Prof. Dr. Albrecht Schöne" (in German). Kulturbüro Göttingen. 6 August 2015. Archived from the original on 16 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Albrecht Schöne wird 90 Jahre alt" (in German). Göttinger Tageblatt. 17 July 2015. Archived from the original on 18 March 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Albrecht Schöne" (in German). Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities. 1 April 2020. Archived from the original on 7 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Albrecht Schöne" (in German). Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung. Archived from the original on 29 March 2019.
  7. ^ "emer. o. Prof. Dr. phil. DDr. h. c. Albrecht Schöne". Austrian Academy of Sciences. Archived from the original on 16 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Mitglieder Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Albrecht Schöne" (in German). Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Archived from the original on 17 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Albrecht Schöne - Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis 1983" (in German). Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung. Archived from the original on 26 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Albrecht Schöne". Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 22 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Korrespondierende Mitglieder der Nordrhein-Westfälischen Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste" (in German). North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts. Archived from the original on 3 November 2019.
  12. ^ "Ministerpräsidentin verleiht Robert Menasse Carl-Zuckmayer-Medaille" (in German). Government of Rhineland-Palatinate. 29 August 2018. Archived from the original on 24 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Professor Albrecht Schone". American Academy of Arts and Sciences. March 2018. Archived from the original on 16 May 2020.
  14. ^ "Chronik für das Jahr 1992" (in German). Stadtarchiv Göttingen. Archived from the original on 28 November 2019.
  15. ^ "Albrecht Schöne" (in German). kurienwissenschaftundkunst.at. Archived from the original on 17 November 2019.
  16. ^ "Der Germanist Albrecht Schöne" (in German). Stadt Pforzheim. Archived from the original on 28 March 2019.
  17. ^ "Preisträger 2017 Albrecht Schöne" (in German). Einhard-Stiftung zu Seligenstadt. Archived from the original on 22 October 2019.