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Friedrich Schiller

1759 - 1805

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Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (German: [ˈjoːhan ˈkʁɪstɔf ˈfʁiːdʁɪç fɔn ˈʃɪlɐ], short: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈʃɪlɐ] ; 10 November 1759 – 9 May 1805) was a German polymath and poet, playwright, historian, philosopher, physician, lawyer. Schiller is considered by most Germans to be Germany's most important classical playwright. He was born in Marbach to a devoutly Protestant family. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Friedrich Schiller has received more than 2,055,501 page views. His biography is available in 108 different languages on Wikipedia. Friedrich Schiller is the 41st most popular writer (up from 52nd in 2019), the 35th most popular biography from Germany (down from 34th in 2019) and the 4th most popular German Writer.

Friedrich Schiller is most famous for his poem "Ode to Joy" which he wrote for the play "The Ninth Symphony."

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Among writers, Friedrich Schiller ranks 41 out of 5,755Before him are Oscar Wilde, George Orwell, Alexander Pushkin, Marcel Proust, Hermann Hesse, and Denis Diderot. After him are Lord Byron, Jane Austen, Aristophanes, Euripides, Mark Twain, and Simone de Beauvoir.

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Among people born in 1759, Friedrich Schiller ranks 1After him are Georges Danton, Joseph Fouché, Mary Wollstonecraft, Maria Feodorovna, Robert Burns, Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia, William Wilberforce, William Pitt the Younger, Clotilde of France, Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, and Maximilian, Hereditary Prince of Saxony. Among people deceased in 1805, Friedrich Schiller ranks 1After him are Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, Luigi Boccherini, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, Claude Chappe, Isabelle de Charrière, Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, Maria Theresa of Savoy, Frederica Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt, Mihrişah Sultan, and Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Friedrich Schiller ranks 35 out of 6,142Before him are Max Planck (1858), Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859), Martin Heidegger (1889), Hermann Hesse (1877), Karl Dönitz (1891), and Robert Schumann (1810). After him are Erwin Rommel (1891), Hermann Göring (1893), Pope Benedict XVI (1927), Robert Koch (1843), Josef Mengele (1911), and Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Friedrich Schiller ranks 4Before him are Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749), Anne Frank (1929), and Hermann Hesse (1877). After him are Bertolt Brecht (1898), Thomas Mann (1875), Heinrich Heine (1797), Charles Bukowski (1920), Erich Maria Remarque (1898), Heinrich Böll (1917), Novalis (1772), and Friedrich Hölderlin (1770).