What is the relationship between romanticism and (the importance of) knowledge, intellectualism?
For instance, the Enlightenment thinkers put great emphasis on the importance of knowledge. Voltaire said "The ignorance is the greastet illness of the human species" (my translation). Condorcet said ferocity is born in part of ignorance. The Enlightenment thinkers also produced the Encyclopédie, which aimed at gathering all the most advanced human knowledge, synthesized by the great contemporary savants.
On the other hand, to a romanticist like Rousseau, too much knowledge and theory, moves away the human being from their nature, and contributes to their decline. I do not recall a romanticist talking about the importance of knowledge. Rather, it seems to me they insist on (different forms of) mysticism and strong negative emotions. I know there was the movement "Naturphilosophie". Its scientific legitimacy is controversial, though.
Precision: My question concerns more "knowledge" in general (therefore including the humanities) than science, by which I mean "natural sciences". Of course discussion on the relation between romanticism and natural sciences are also welcomed, since it is indeed a part of the topic.