Friedrich Schiller

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  • Steven D. Martinson (University of Arizona)

Johann Christoph Friedrich Schiller was born on 10 November 1759 near Stuttgart, in Marbach am Neckar, duchy of Württemberg, Germany. His father, Johann Kaspar Schiller (1723-1796), was a surgeon, recruiting officer and captain in the Württemberg army. Schiller's mother, Elisabetha Dorothea Schiller, née Kodweiss (1732-1802), was the daughter of the respected keeper of the inn “Zum goldenen Löwen” in Marbach. In 1764 the family moved to Lorch in the Remstal where young Schiller began his formal education. He was taught Latin and classical Greek. His teacher, Pastor Philipp Ulrich Moser, left an indelible impression, as is evident from the character of Pastor Moser in Schiller's first drama,

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Martinson, Steven D.. "Friedrich Schiller". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 03 October 2003; last revised 05 June 2006.
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Articles on Schiller's works

  1. Der Geisterseher
  2. Der Verbrecher aus verlorener Ehre [The Criminal of Lost Honour]
  3. Die Räuber [The Robbers]
  4. Don Carlos
  5. Kabale und Liebe. Ein bürgerliches Trauerspiel [Cabal and Love. A Bourgeois Tragedy]
  6. Maria Stuart [Mary Stuart]
  7. Über Anmut und Würde [On Grace and Dignity]
  8. Wallenstein [The Wallenstein Trilogy, Wallenstein's Camp, The Piccolomini, Wallenstein's Death]
  9. Wilhelm Tell [William Tell]

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  1. Gothic, Grotesque& Supernatural Fiction
  2. European Romanticism