German poet Friedrich Hölderlin.

Friedrich Hölderlin

(1770 - 1843)

Attending a Latin school as a boy in 1780, Friedrich Hölderlin befriended a younger child, F.W.J. Schelling, with whom, along with G.W.F. Hegel, Hölderlin later roomed while at the University of Tübingen. In 1793, he became a tutor with the help of Friedrich Schiller, who also published a fragment of Hölderlin’s never-completed novel, Hyperion. Suffering from schizophrenia, he began living in the tower of a carpenter in 1807, dying there thirty-six years later.

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