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[frœ-buh l]
  1. Frie·drich [free-drikh] /ˈfri drɪx/, 1782–1852, German educational reformer: founder of the kindergarten system.
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Related formsFroe·bel·i·an [fruh-bee-lee-uh n, -beel-yuh n, frey-] /frəˈbi li ən, -ˈbil yən, freɪ-/, adjective
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Historical Examples of froebel

  • A vague resemblance to the type of Wesley—or was it Froebel?

    The Market-Place

    Harold Frederic

  • Here we find the first suggestion of the kindergarten, which has made Froebel famous.

  • The name came to Froebel a few years later as an inspiration.

  • Froebel opened his first kindergarten at Blankenburg in Thuringia.

  • On the farm the boy learned his trade, as Froebel suggests, at the hands of his father.

    The New Education

    Scott Nearing

British Dictionary definitions for froebel



  1. Friedrich (Wilhelm August) (ˈfriːdrɪç). 1782–1852, German educator: founded the first kindergarten (1840)
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  1. of, denoting, or relating to a system of kindergarten education developed by him or to the training and qualification of teachers to use this system
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