Keyword: Friedrich Schiller
The German dramatist Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805) was in Marbach am Neckar WÃ¼rttemberg born. Many of his ancestors were winemakers. His father, Johann Kaspar Schiller (1723-1796) wrote as head of the courtyard gardens and nurseries Duke Carl Eugen of WÃ¼rttemberg (1728-1793) in 1767 erschienes a book about wine. His mother Elisabeth Dorothea Schiller was the daughter of an innkeeper. Biased this regard, he wrote the Albumvers "The name of Wirtemberg, writes from the host on the mountain. A Wirtemberger without wine, may be the one Wirtemberger? "
On Duke's command, and against the wishes of the parents had to Schiller in 1773 in the Military Academy Charles School (Stuttgart) occur. Here he was due to the school rules so to speak, ordered wine. Duke Carl Eugen had in fact prescribed as a great patron of viticulture that students graduated with meals by the age up to half a liter of wine daily were given. Following the advice of the doctors "Be the enjoyment of wine bey the hot weather for the young people well." In a letter dated 29 August 1787 to his publisher and friend Christian Gottfried KÃ¶rner (1756-1831), he describes a celebration in honor of Johann Wolfgang von Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1749-1832): "We ate heartily, and Goethe's health was drunk by me in hock."
Goethe remarked to his secretary: "Schiller has never drunk a lot, he was moderate." His daily intake of wine Schiller moved from the wine merchants tap into Jena and Erfurt FrÃ¶hlich, as well as on Goethe (the customer was there) in Ramann of Erfurt. A thank you letter to his publisher Johann Friedrich Cotta (1764-1832) proves what a good wine means to him: "I have received from Bremen with a delicate, white port wine, which I will, worth hester friend, thank you again most binding. It is a true increase oil life, the heart and Registered manner. " Schiller also mentioned in some of his most famous works of the wine, such as Malaga in "Kabale und Liebe", Burgundy in "The Robbers," and in "Wallenstein - The Piccolomini" in a dispute:
Terzky: The wine speaks of him! Hear it not, I pray you.
Isolani: The wine does not invent anything, he's only babbles.
In May 1803 was the 13-strophige poem "The Victory Day". It was a thoughtful society as a song or song board for a round of educated men thought. That Schiller praises the wine: "Drink from it, the drink of the Labe, and remember the great pain. Wonderful gift Bacchus, balm for zerissne's heart is. " - After his death an inventory was done in his wine cellar found were: 61 bottles of Malaga, 35 Bourgogner (Burgundy), 22 champagnes, 10 white port wine, 2 strips of wine, 17 Rust (Burgenland, Austria), 6 Oedenburger (Sopron, Hungary (?) ), 34 francs wines, 4 half Falernian, 5 and 4 Muskaten rum. See also Citations (Schiller).