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Friedrich, Caspar David
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(Sep 5, 1774, Greifswald – May 7, 1840, Dresden) is considered the most prominent painter of German Romanticism. After his education in Copenhagen, Friedrich settled in Dresden in 1798, where P.O. Runge introduced him to Johann Ludwig Tieck in 1802 and where he came into contact with early Romantic ideas. This made a deep impression on him, as did his contact with F.D.E. Schleiermacher, which came about through the mediation of Georg Andreas Reimer and the pastors in Rügen. Schlei…

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Mädler, Inken, “Friedrich, Caspar David”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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