Definition of Schiller, Friedrich von in English:

Share this entry

Schiller, Friedrich von

Pronunciation: /ˈʃɪlə/
Pronunciation: /ˈʃɪlɐ/
(1759–1805), German playwright, poet, historian, and critic; full name Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller. Initially influenced by the Sturm und Drang movement, he was later an important figure of the Enlightenment. His historical plays include the trilogy Wallenstein (1800), Mary Stuart (1800), and William Tell (1804). Among his best-known poems is ‘Ode to Joy’, which Beethoven set to music in his Ninth Symphony.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: Fried|rich von Schil|ler

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.