Friedrich Schiller

1759 - 1805

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Johann Christoph Friedrich (von) Schiller (German: [ˈjoːhan ˈkʁɪstɔf ˈfʁiːdʁɪç fɔn ˈʃɪlɐ], short: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈʃɪlɐ] (listen); 10 November 1759 – 9 May 1805) was a German playwright, poet, and philosopher. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Friedrich Schiller has received more than 1,443,058 page views. His biography is available in 108 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 106 in 2019). Friedrich Schiller is the 52nd most popular writer (up from 58th in 2019), the 34th most popular biography from Germany (up from 37th in 2019) and the 5th 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 52 out of 5,794Before him are Denis Diderot, Simone de Beauvoir, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gabriel García Márquez, Charles Baudelaire, and Aristophanes. After him are Daniel Defoe, Euripides, Bertolt Brecht, Jane Austen, Nikolai Gogol, and Gustave Flaubert.

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Among people born in 1759, Friedrich Schiller ranks 1After him are Georges Danton, Mary Wollstonecraft, Joseph Fouché, Robert Burns, Maria Feodorovna, Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia, William Wilberforce, William Pitt the Younger, Clotilde of France, Maria Theresia von Paradis, 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, Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, Isabelle de Charrière, Maria Theresa of Savoy, Claude Chappe, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, Frederica Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt, Aloys I, Prince of Liechtenstein, and Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Friedrich Schiller ranks 34 out of 5,289Before him are Martin Heidegger (1889), Thomas Mann (1875), Hermann Hesse (1877), Johannes Kepler (1571), Erwin Rommel (1891), and Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859). After him are Bertolt Brecht (1898), Karl Dönitz (1891), Felix Mendelssohn (1809), Adolf Eichmann (1906), Angela Merkel (1954), and Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Friedrich Schiller ranks 5Before him are Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749), Anne Frank (1929), Thomas Mann (1875), and Hermann Hesse (1877). After him are Bertolt Brecht (1898), Charles Bukowski (1920), Heinrich Heine (1797), Erich Maria Remarque (1898), Heinrich Böll (1917), Novalis (1772), and Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729).