Friedrich Schiller (1759 - 1805)

Friedrich Schiller

Schiller was Goethe's contemporary, rival and friend. He is famous for his ballads and dramatic works.

His early drama 'The Robbers' ('Die Räuber') is an example of the 'Sturm and Drang' era.

Later, he concentrated on historical settings and composed his masterpieces 'Mary Stuart' and the 'Wallenstein' trilogy according to classical ideals.