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Fürstenschule

English translation: elector's school

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18:15 Sep 11, 2006
German to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Education / Pedagogy
German term or phrase: Fürstenschule
"Fürstenschulen nennt man jene im Zuge der Reformation von protestantischen Landesherren eingerichteten gelehrten Bildungsstätten, die begabte Landeskinder für den kirchlichen Dienst, höhere staatliche Ämter, den Lehrerberuf und wiss. Tätigkeiten heranbilden sollten." I am just looking for an appropriate translation of "Fürstenschule" -- or is this one of those 'untranslatable' items? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks, Frank Gentry
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English translation:elector's school
Explanation:
Lessing's father, a highly respected theologian, was hard put to support his large family even though he occupied the position of pastor primarius (chief pastor). At the age of 12, Lessing, even then an avid reader, entered the famous Fürstenschule (“elector's school”) of St. Afra, in Meissen. He was a gifted and eager student and acquired a good knowledge of Greek, Hebrew, and Latin, …

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elector's school


Explanation:
Lessing's father, a highly respected theologian, was hard put to support his large family even though he occupied the position of pastor primarius (chief pastor). At the age of 12, Lessing, even then an avid reader, entered the famous Fürstenschule (“elector's school”) of St. Afra, in Meissen. He was a gifted and eager student and acquired a good knowledge of Greek, Hebrew, and Latin, …

http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-4173


Kim Metzger
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Asker: Thanks Kim, but the term "electoral school" refers to this particular one (St Afra) founded by the elector of Saxony. Basically a FS was a school founded during the Reformation by Lutheran princes -- to replace the disbanded monastery schools -- as places to train boys for service to the new religion (as well as the state). So I guess I will have to stick with "FS"--and a lengthy explanation in parentheses. Thanks again. Frank Gentry


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agree  Rebecca Garber: I would include the translation in parenthesis. 19k hits for the German, a scant 13 for the English, 8 of which are repeats.
16 mins
  -> Yes - good advice.

agree  Ingeborg Gowans: w/ Rebecca
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