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Fischer, Kuno

Born:
1824
Died:
1907
Forenames:
Kuno
Surname:
Fischer

Professor of philosophy and German literature at the University of Heidelberg, where FH studied. FH tells how at one of his lectures Fischer claimed Shakespeare as a 'flower of the Germanic race'. Annoyed by this, FH responded with a joke derivation of Shakespeare's name from 'Jacques Pierre', to the amusement of FH's fellow students and Fischer alike.

FH says that Fischer also persuaded him to go for a year into a German gymnasium (senior boys' school) to improve his knowledge of Latin and Greek before continuing his university career.

Sources:
LL