Friedrich Schiller (Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller)

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Marbach am Neckar, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Friedrich Schiller was born on Nov. 10, 1759, in Marbach, Germany. His father was an army doctor. Growing up in a very poor environment, Schiller eventually managed to get the support of a wealthy duke that enabled him to study medicine. He served as a military doctor first, but through the efforts of Johann Wolfgang Goethe he finally went to Jena and Weimar, where he died on the May 9, 1805.

Schiller is an important German author of his time, most famous for his stage plays. They were highly acclaimed--and mostly forbidden, because of their contents. Read more...


Character: Himself

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