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Friedrich Von Schiller – Bradford, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 47.780 W 001° 45.367
30U E 581931 N 5961579
Quick Description: This relief sculpture of a man’s head is of the German poet and dramatist Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805) and is on the side of what used to be the Schiller-Verein club, before it became a masonic hall.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/4/2013 4:41:24 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ71Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:
During the Industrial Revolution Bradford had grown rapidly as a major woollen manufacturing town and became known as the wool capital of the world.

One area of the town now known as Little Germany attracted Jewish merchants from Germany who built many warehouses that concentrated on dealing with higher quality goods.

This building known as Schiller-Verein, formerly Unity Hall in Rawson Square, Bradford was leased from 1862 as a drinking and social club for these German Merchants. In 1867 the building was converted to a Masonic Hall and was home to a number of lodges until 1910.

There were a number of such ‘Verein’ (institutes) throughout the UK and in this case it was named after Friederich Von Schiller.

The first Schiller institute was founded at a conference in Wiesbaden, Germany, in 1884 by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, the German-born wife of American political activist Lyndon LaRouche. Its stated aim is to seek to apply the ideas of poet, dramatist and philosopher Friedrich Schiller to the current global political situation. link

According to Wikipedia his works include

Plays
• Die Räuber (The Robbers), 1781
• Fiesco (Die Verschwörung des Fiesco zu Genua), 1783
• Kabale und Liebe (Intrigue and Love),[19] 1784
• Don Karlos, Infant von Spanien (Don Carlos),[22] 1787
• Wallenstein,[23] 1800
• Maria Stuart (Mary Stuart), 1800
• Die Jungfrau von Orleans (The Maid of Orleans), 1801
• Turandot, Prinzessin von China, 1801
• Die Braut von Messina (The Bride of Messina), 1803
• Wilhelm Tell (William Tell), 1804
• Demetrius (unfinished at his death)

Histories
• Geschichte des Abfalls der vereinigten Niederlande von der spanischen Regierung or The Revolt of the Netherlands
• Geschichte des dreißigjährigen Kriegs or A History of the Thirty Years' War
• Über Völkerwanderung, Kreuzzüge und Mittelalter or On the Barbarian Invasions, Crusaders and Middle Ages

Translations
• Euripides, Iphigenia in Aulis
• William Shakespeare, Macbeth
• Jean Racine, Phèdre
• Carlo Gozzi, Turandot, 1801

Prose
• Der Geisterseher or The Ghost-Seer (unfinished novel) (started in 1786 and published periodically. Published as book in 1789)
• Über die ästhetische Erziehung des Menschen in einer Reihe von Briefen (On the Aesthetic Education of Man in a series of Letters), 1794
• Der Verbrecher aus verlorener Ehre (Dishonoured Irreclaimable), 1786

Poems
• An die Freude (Ode to Joy)[19] (1785) became the basis for the fourth movement of Beethoven's ninth symphony
• Der Taucher (The Diver)
• Die Kraniche des Ibykus (The Cranes of Ibykus)
• Der Ring des Polykrates (Polycrates' Ring)
• Die Bürgschaft (The Hostage; set to music by Schubert)
• Das Lied von der Glocke (Song of the Bell)
• Das verschleierte Bild zu Sais (The Veiled Statue At Sais)
• Der Handschuh (The Glove)
• Nänie (set to music by Brahms)
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