Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805)

"Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (German: [ˈjoːhan ˈkʁɪstɔf ˈfʁiːdʁɪç fɔn ˈʃɪlɐ]; 10 November 1759 – 9 May 1805) was a German poet, philosopher, physician, historian, and playwright. During the last seventeen years of his life (1788–1805), Schiller developed a productive, if complicated, friendship with the already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. They frequently discussed issues concerning aesthetics, and Schiller encouraged Goethe to finish works he left as sketches. This relationship and these discussions led to a period now referred to as Weimar Classicism. They also worked together on Xenien, a collection of short satirical poems in which both Schiller and Goethe challenge opponents of their philosophical vision." - ( 21.09.2019)

What we know


was born Marbach am Neckar November 10, 1759
died Weimar May 09, 1805
Friend Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) 1794-1805
Husband of Charlotte von Lengefeld (1766-1826) 1790-1805
Lover of Charlotte von Kalb (1761-1843)
teacher professor, History Jena


Student Law Karlsschule Stuttgart Stuttgart
Student medicine Karlsschule Stuttgart Stuttgart
professional / worker Stuttgart
Traveller Mannheim January 13, 1782
lived Bauerbach
lived Leipzig
lived Weimar
has met Sophie von La Roche (1730-1807) Oßmannstedt 1799
was portrayed Gerhard von Kügelgen (1772-1820) Weimar 1809


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