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Friedrich Schiller, 1794
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A monument of Schiller (right) and Goethe in Weimar.

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (November 10, 1759 in Marbach, Württemberg – May 9, 1805 in Weimar), usually known as Friedrich Schiller, was a German poet, philosopher, historian, and dramatist.



  • Die Räuber (The Robbers) (1781)
  • Kabale und Liebe (Intrigue and Love) (1784)
  • Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien (Don Carlos) (1787)
  • Wallenstein (1800)
  • Die Jungfrau von Orleans (The Maid of Orleans) (1801)
  • Maria Stuart (Mary Stuart) (1801)
  • Turandot (1802)
  • Die Braut von Messina (1803)
  • Wilhelm Tell (William Tell) (1804)
  • Demetrius (unfinished at his death)


  • An die Freude or Ode to Joy (1785) which became the basis for the fourth movement of Beethoven's ninth symphony
  • The Artists
  • The Cranes of Ibykus
  • The Bell
  • Columbus
  • Hope
  • Pegasus in Harness
  • The Glove
  • Nänie which Brahms set to music
  • Letters upon the Education of Man at [1]

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