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