Quotes by Friedrich Schiller

About Friedrich Schiller:

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller was a German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright. During the last seventeen years of his life (1788–1805), Schiller struck up a productive, if complicated, friendship with already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. They frequently discussed issues concerning aesthetics, and Schiller encouraged Goethe to finish works he left as sketches. This relationship and these discussions led to a period now referred to as Weimar Classicism. They also worked together on Xenien, a collection of short satirical poems in which both Schiller and Goethe challenge opponents to their philosophical vision.

Author Bio

  • NameFriedrich Schiller
  • DescriptionGerman poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright
  • AliasesFryderyk Schiller; Fredrich Von Schiller; Johann Von Schiller; J. C. Friedrich Von Schiller; J.C. Friedrich Von Schiller; Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller; Friedrich von Schiller; Johann Friedrich von Schiller; Schillerean; Johann Christian Friedrich von Schiller; Johann C. F. Schiller; Johann Christoph Friedrich Schiller; Schiller
  • BornNovember 10, 1759
  • DiedMay 9, 1805
  • CountryGermany
  • ProfessionPoet; Philosopher; Historian; Librarian; Writer; Playwright; Novelist
  • WorksThe Robbers; Don Carlos; Wallenstein; Mary Stuart; William Tell