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Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

  • Birth 10 Nov 1759 Marbach am Neckar, Ludwigsburger Landkreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Death 9 May 1805 Weimar, Weimarer Stadtkreis, Thüringen, Germany
  • Burial Weimar, Weimarer Stadtkreis, Thüringen, Germany
  • Plot the Fürstengruft
  • Memorial ID 1186

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."

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1186
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (10 Nov 1759–9 May 1805), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1186, citing Alter Friedhof Weimar, Weimar, Weimarer Stadtkreis, Thüringen, Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .