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Schiller, Johann Christoph Friedrich von
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(Nov 10, 1759, Marbach/Neckar-May 9, 1805, Weimar).

I. Life

Schiller was born in Marbach, the second child of Johann Kaspar Schiller (1723–1796), a surgeon and officer, and Elisabeth Dorothea Kodweiß (1732–1802). He was not only one of the most gifted German dramatists but also an early example of the modern intellectual: in his “Ueber naive und sentimentalische Dichtung” (1795–1796), he provided a kind of aesthetics of modernity. Long before W. Benjam…

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Hinderer, Walter, “Schiller, Johann Christoph Friedrich von”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 November 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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