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 Friedrich Hölderlin

Friedrich Hölderlin

Birth
Lauffen am Neckar, Landkreis Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 7 Jun 1843 (aged 73)
Tübingen, Landkreis Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Burial Tübingen, Landkreis Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Plot E X 05
Memorial ID 19772 · View Source
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German poet. Considered one of the most important poets of World Literature. He was a fellow student of Hegel and Schelling at the University of Tubingen. He obtains his degree in Theology on September 20, 1793, but refuses to become a Protestant pastor. After several attempts to obtain a university Chair, shall perform the duties of Private Tutor in several cities of Germany. In 1807, his mental health begins to falter. The periods of lucidity are alternated with mental violent crises, increasingly frequent. He translated from Greek some tragedies of Sophocles, wrote many poems and odes, including the acclaimed Hyperion.

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  • Added: 25 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19772
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Friedrich Hölderlin (20 Mar 1770–7 Jun 1843), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19772, citing Stadtfriedhof Tübingen, Tübingen, Landkreis Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .