Friedrich Hölderlin


Born
in Lauffen am Neckar, Germany
March 20, 1770

Died
June 07, 1843

Genre

Influences


Johann Christian Friedrich Hölderlin was a major German lyric poet, commonly associated with the artistic movement known as Romanticism. Hölderlin was also an important thinker in the development of German Idealism, particularly his early association with and philosophical influence on his seminary roommates and fellow Swabians Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling.

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Sämtliche Werke

4.64 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1952 — 10 editions
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