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Nietzsche, Friedrich
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Life and Work

1. Friedrich Nietzsche was born on October 15, 1844, the son of a Protestant minister. Even before the end of his studies, he was Professor of Ancient Philology in Basle. Psychosomatic complaints obliged him to lay aside his office in 1879. From then on he lived on his pension and freelance authorship, and until 1889 was usually traveling in Switzerland and Italy. As to his Weltanschauung,…

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Kubik, Andreas, “Nietzsche, Friedrich”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 01 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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