Friedrich Wilhelm Carové

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Friedrich Wilhelm Carové
Lithograph made after 1852
Born June 20, 1789
Died March 18, 1852

Friedrich Wilhelm Carové (June 20, 1789 – March 18, 1852) was a German philosopher and publicist.


He was a lawyer, held some judicial offices, was made doctor of philosophy by the university of Heidelberg, and officiated for a short time as professor at Breslau. He was one of the founders of the Heidelberg Burschenschaft, and participated in the famous Wartburg festival. He was afterward a member of the provisional German parliament (German: Frankfurter Vorparlament) of 1848.


His most elaborate works are attacks on the Roman Catholic religion, and include:

  • Ueber die alleinseligmachende Kirche (2 vols., Frankfurt, 1826)
  • Was heisst römisch-katholische Kirche? (2d ed., Altenburg, 1847)
  • Die Buchdruckerkunst in ihrer weltgeschichtlichen Bedeutung (Siegen, 1843)
  • Ueber das sogenannte germanische und sogenannte christliche Staatsprincip (1843)



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