Friedrich Schiller

Steven D. Martinson (University of Arizona)
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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, Die Räuber [The Robbers, 1781-82]. In 1766 Schiller's parents moved to Ludwigsburg, the…

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Citation: Martinson, Steven D.. "Friedrich Schiller". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 03 October 2003; last revised 05 June 2006. [, accessed 10 December 2023.]

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