Friedrich Nietzsche

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Friedrich Nietzsche was a philosopher, poet, musician, and writer born in Prussia (nowadays Germany) in 1844. He is considered one of the most influential philosophers in Western Philosophy history. He was raised by his grandmother as his father died when he was a child and he soon demonstrated a special talent for music and writing.

He studied philology at the University of Leipzig and then he started working as a philology professor at the University of Basel in Switzerland. The decade of the 1880s was one of the most prolific periods of his life even though he lived in seclusion most of the time. 

He published one of his most significant works “Thus Spoke Zarathustra” in different volumes between 1883 and 1885. This work was in which Nietzsche developed the central points of his philosophy including his famous statement that “God is dead” which rejects the influence of Christianity as a meaningful force at the time of Illustration in Europe.

Nietzsche spent many years of his life with little human contact as he was seriously ill and half-blind. He died in 1900 in Weimar, Germany but his work is still influential for the XXI Centuries philosophy and is still studied by scholars and intellectuals all over the world.