Other Plays:The Robbers, Don Carlos, Wallenstein, Fiesco, Intrigue and Love, The Maid of Orleans, The Bride of Messina, William Tell Demetrius
Other Credits: co-founder of Weimar Theater, the leading theater in Germany in its time
Awards: honorary member of the French Republic; ennobled in 1802 by the duke of Weimar
Publications: authored essays on the subjects of beauty and human freedom, “Vom Erhabenen” and “Ãober das Erhabene”; wrote poems, “Ode to Joy” (the basis for the fourth movement of Beethoven's ninth symphony) and “The Diver,” among others
Teaching Credits: professor of history and philosophy during his early life
Education: studied medicine at Karlsschule Stuttgart, an elite military academy (1773)
Background: born 10 November 1749 in Marbach, Württemberg, Germany; died of tuberculosis in 1805
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