Friedrich Schiller





Friedrich Schiller

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born
in Marbach am Neckar, Württemberg, Germany
November 10, 1759

died
May 09, 1805

gender
male

genre

influences


About this author

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (November 10, 1759 – May 9, 1805) was a German poet, philosopher, historian, and dramatist. During the last few years of his life (1788–1805), Schiller struck up a productive, if complicated, friendship with already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang Goethe, with whom he greatly discussed issues concerning aesthetics, encouraging Goethe to finish works he left merely as sketches; this thereby gave way to a period now referred to as Weimar Classicism. They also worked together on Die Xenien (The Xenies), a collection of short but harshly satiric poems in which both Schiller and Goethe verbally attacked those persons they perceived to be enemies of their aesthetic agenda.


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More books by Friedrich Schiller…
“Did you think the lion was sleeping because he didn't roar?”
Friedrich Schiller, Die Verschwörung des Fiesco zu Genua

“To save all we must risk all.”
Friedrich Schiller, Fiesco; or, the Genoese Conspiracy

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