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Nov 10

November 10: Friedrich von Schiller

Friedrich von Schiller

Friedrich von Schiller (1759) It was on this date, November 10, 1759, that Germany’s second-greatest poet (after Goethe), Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, was born in Marbach, Württemberg, of pious Lutheran parents. Rather than study theology, Schiller went to military school, but was dismissed for writing an essay critical of religion (On the Relation Between …

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Jan 31

January 31: Franz Schubert

Franz Schubert

Sir George Grove says, “of formal or dogmatic religion we can find no trace,” in Schubert’s short life. Of creeds, “Not a word of it is true,” said Schubert.

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Jan 27

January 27: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

You can search in vain for any more “religious” inspiration in Mozart’s Requiem than can be found in his Little Night Music, Magic Flute or Jupiter Symphony.

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