Marbach am Neckar, Württemberg, Germany – Birthplace
November 10, 1759 – Born
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller is one of the eminent spirits who appeared to President Wilford Woodruff in the St. George Temple on August 21, 1877. This interesting story is detailed in the Eminent Spirits Appear to Wilford Woodruff wiki.
“Schiller is considered by modern Germans as their poet of liberty. His influence reached its zenith with the production of his drama ‘’William Tell’’. In this play, Schiller unfurls freedom to the then awaiting world, establishing its standard on the most elevated peaks of Europe. As the story unfolded he aligned freedom with nature, clothing it in such eloquence that it would never again return, clothing it in such eloquence that it would never again return to the oblivion from which he had plucked it. Though his life spanned but a brief forty-five years, Schiller attained the great heights in the application of his intellectual and moral talents. In all his writings there is a profound reverence for all that is good. His histories came alive with great men and great deeds. ”