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Friedrich Schiller
Source/Notes:
Act II, sc. v. - Wallenstein (1798)
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Friedrich Schiller
Source/Notes:
Letters on the Aesthetic Education of Man (originally published in 1795), Ninth Letter, translated by Elizabeth M. Wilkinson and L. A. Willoughby

Friedrich Schiller
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Born: November 10, 1759

Died: May 9, 1805 (aged 45)

Nationality: German

Occupation: Dramatist, poet, writer, historian, philosopher

Bio: Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller was a German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright. During the last seventeen years of his life, 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.

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