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Christian Karl W. Schmitt

educator , romance linguist

Christian Karl W. Schmitt, romance linguist, educator. Recipient Preis der Neuphilologischen Fakultät Heidelberg, 1973. Member Society de Linguistique Romane, Deutscher Romanistenverband, Deutscher Hispanistenverband.


Schmitt, Christian Karl W. was born on March 27, 1944 in Mosbach, Germany. Son of Karl Martin and Herta Anna Clara (Fiehn) Schmitt.


Staatsexamen, University Heidelberg, Germany, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, University Heidelberg, Germany, 1973. Doctor philosophy habilitatus, University Heidelberg, Germany, 1977.


Wissenschaftlicher assistant University Heidelberg, Germany, 1969-1977, privatdozent Germany, 1977. Professor University Hamburg, Germany, 1977-1979, University Bonn, Germany, 1979-1983. Full professor University Heidelberg, Germany, 1984-1988, University Bonn, Germany, since 1988, director Seminary of Romance Languages, dean Germany, 1992-1996.

Director Heidelberg Institute Translatology, 1984-1988, Romanisches Seminar Bonn, since 1988. Director International Board of Universities for Translators and Interpreters, 1985-1987. Member Kuratorium Deutsch-Französisches Jugendwerk, 1992-1998.


  • Translations Of English Poetry Into Latin Verse: Designed As Part Of A New Method Of Instructing In Latin

    (This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of th...)

  • Editor Romanistisches Jahrbuch, since 1988. Editor, author: Handbook of Romance Linguistics, 1988-2001, History of Romance Languages, since 2003. Author: The Linguistic Areas of Galloromania, 1974, Dictionary of Industries: French/German, German/French, 1993, Contributions to Developmental Linguistics, 1988, New Methods in Translation, 1990, Andrés Bello, 2000.


Member Society de Linguistique Romane, Deutscher Romanistenverband, Deutscher Hispanistenverband.


  • Other Interests

    Chess-game, handball, music, folklore, athletics.


Married Danielle Blanche Fouache, August 1, 1970. Children: Frank, Jens.

Karl Martin Schmitt

Herta Anna Clara (Fiehn) Schmitt

Danielle Blanche Fouache

Frank Schmitt

Jens Schmitt