Find out more about the greatest 18th Century German Writers, including Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, Adam Weishaupt, Heinrich Heine and Gotthold Ephraim Lessing.

Friedrich SchillerFriedrich Schiller

10 November 1759

NovalisNovalis

02 May 1772

Jean PaulJean Paul

21 March 1763

Adam WeishauptAdam Weishaupt

06 February 1748

Heinrich HeineHeinrich Heine

13 December 1797

Moses MendelssohnMoses Mendelssohn

06 September 1729

Leopold von RankeLeopold von Ranke

21 December 1795

Gotthold Ephraim LessingGotthold Ephraim Lessing

22 January 1729

Frederick II of PrussiaFrederick II of Prussia

24 January 1712

Heinrich von KleistHeinrich von Kleist

18 October 1777

Wilhelm GrimmWilhelm Grimm

24 February 1786

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Nicolaus ZinzendorfNicolaus Zinzendorf

26 May 1700

Emanuel SchikanederEmanuel Schikaneder

01 September 1751

Bettina von ArnimBettina von Arnim

04 April 1785

August Wilhelm SchlegelAugust Wilhelm Schlegel

08 September 1767

Franz Xaver MesserschmidtFranz Xaver Messerschmidt

06 February 1736

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich SchlegelKarl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

29 February 1772

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Adelbert von ChamissoAdelbert von Chamisso

30 January 1781

Ernst Moritz ArndtErnst Moritz Arndt

26 December 1769

Anton SchindlerAnton Schindler

13 June 1795

Johann Ludwig TieckJohann Ludwig Tieck

31 May 1773

Clemens Maria Wenzeslaus von BrentanoClemens Maria Wenzeslaus von Brentano

09 September 1778