Friedrich Schiller  

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"Gozzi maintained that there can be but thirty-six dramatic situations; Schiller took great pains to find more, but was unable to find even as many as Gozzi."--Goethe cited in The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations (1895) by Georges Polti

Friedrich Schiller referred to Immanuel Kant in his essay “On Grace and Dignity” as the "Draco" of his day.

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Friedrich Schiller (November 10, 1759 in Marbach, GermanyMay 9, 1805), was a German Romantic poet, philosopher, historian, and dramatist, best-known for his play The Robbers and his poem "Die Weltweisen".

Collaboration with Goethe

During the last several years of his life (1788–1805), Schiller struck a productive, if complicated, friendship with already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang Goethe, with whom he discussed much on issues concerning aesthetics, encouraging Goethe to finish works he left merely as sketches; this thereby gave way to a period now referred to as Weimar Classicism. They also worked together on Die Xenien (The Xenies), a collection of short but harshly satiric poems in which both Schiller and Goethe verbally attacked those persons they perceived to be enemies of their aesthetic agenda.


  • Geschichte des Abfalls der vereinigten Niederlande von der spanischen Regierung or The Revolt of the Netherlands
  • Geschichte des dreißigjährigen Kriegs or A History of the Thirty Years' War
  • Über Völkerwanderung, Kreuzzüge und Mittelalter or On the Barbarian Invasions, Crusaders and Middle Ages

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