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 Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

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Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller Famous memorial

Birth
Marbach am Neckar, Landkreis Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death
9 May 1805 (aged 45)
Weimar, Stadtkreis Weimar, Thüringen, Germany
Burial
Weimar, Stadtkreis Weimar, Thüringen, Germany
Plot
the Fürstengruft
Memorial ID
1186 View Source

Poet. One of the founders of modern German literature. At first he attended a military academy, and became an army surgeon where he began to write "Storm and Stress" verse and plays. The revolutionary appeal of his first play "The Robbers," made it an instant success. He later settled in Dresden, where his works included the poem "Ode to Joy," later set to music by Beethoven in his Ninth Symphony. He became professor of history. His works include trilogy "Wallenstein," the greatest historical drama "Maria Stuart" and "Wilhelm Tell."

Poet. One of the founders of modern German literature. At first he attended a military academy, and became an army surgeon where he began to write "Storm and Stress" verse and plays. The revolutionary appeal of his first play "The Robbers," made it an instant success. He later settled in Dresden, where his works included the poem "Ode to Joy," later set to music by Beethoven in his Ninth Symphony. He became professor of history. His works include trilogy "Wallenstein," the greatest historical drama "Maria Stuart" and "Wilhelm Tell."

Bio by: Jelena

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There is no body in the coffin at the mausoleum. The whereabouts of Schiller's body are unknown.


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  • Added: 25 Apr 1998
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 1186
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/1186/johann-christoph_friedrich-von_schiller: accessed ), memorial page for Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (10 Nov 1759–9 May 1805), Find a Grave Memorial ID 1186, citing Alter Friedhof Weimar, Weimar, Stadtkreis Weimar, Thüringen, Germany; Maintained by Find a Grave.