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Friedrich Nietzsche

Philosopher and Philologist
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Net worth 2018: $12 Million
Industry: Philosophers
Residence: Röcken-bei-Lützen, Kingdom of Prussia
Country: German
BirthDay: 15 October 1844
Sigh: Scorpio
Died On: August 25, 1900
Education: University of Bonn (1864–1865), University of Leipzig

Friedrich Nietzsche was bornon 15 October 1844 in Röcken-bei-Lützen, Kingdom of Prussia, German, is Philosopher and Philologist. Friedrich Nietzsche was a famous 19th century German philosopher and philologist known for his critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science. He was widely known for his ideas like death of God, perspectivism, the Übermensch, the eternal recurrence, and the will to power. He started his career as a classical philologist and at the age of 24 years was the youngest individual to hold the Chair of Classical Philology at the University of Basel. His writings mostly remained controversial and were often criticized for their anti-Christian faith. His work was later recognized and considered as carrying great personality development elements. It was said that German soldiers used to get a copy of Thus Spoke Zarathustra during World War I for inspiring themselves. Famous political leaders like Theodore Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, Mussolini, Charles de Gaulle and Richard Nixon read his writings and were influenced by his ideas. His writings also influenced many profound thinkers of 20th century including Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, Leo Strauss, Albert Camus, Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, and Gilles Deleuze.


Friedrich-Nietzsche-Preis, a German literary award established in 1996, continue to carry his legacy


He did not survive it, and passed away on 25 August 1900


In 1898 and 1899, he suffered at least two strokes, which left him unable to walk or speak


After their mother’s death in 1897, she had him transferred to Weimer, where she allowed visitors to meet uncommunicative Nietzsche


Nietzsche’s sister returned in 1893 and immediately took control of his unpublished works, rewriting them to suit her anti-Semitic ideology, creating ‘Nietzsche Achieve’ in 1894


He is said to have proposed to Lou Salomé, a Russian student, in around 1892-1893 thrice; but each time he was rejected by her


In March 1890, his mother transferred him to a clinic in Jena, subsequently bringing him back to Naumburg in May 1890, looking after him at home


On 3 January 1889, Nietzsche had a mental breakdown, originally diagnosed as tertiary syphilis

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