Born at Marbach, Germany, Nov. 10, 1759; died May 9, 1805. He was the son of Kaspar Schiller, an overseer of the nurseries of the duke of Wurtemberg. After receiving instruction under private tutors, he was taught in a school at Lorch, and in 1773 entered the academy founded by the duke of Wurtemberg at his castle, known as the Solitude.
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