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Friedrich Holderlin (1770 - 1843)

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  • Friedrich Hölderlin studied theology at the Tübinger Stift. As a private tutor in Frankfurt he met his muse, his employer’s wife and the Diotima of his poetry. Dismissed and impoverished, he eventually suffered a breakdown and in 1805 was committed to a clinic at Tübingen. Discharged as incurable, he was taken in by Ernst Zimmer, a well-read carpenter, and lived with his family until his death.

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