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A Brief Johann Christian Friedrich Hoelderlin Bio

by PoetrySoup
Hoelderlin (Johann Christian Friedrich), German pantheistic poet, b. Laufen, 20 March, 1770. Entered as a theological student at Tübingen, but never took to the business. He wrote Hyperion, a fine romance (1797–99), and Lyric Poems, admired for their depth of thought. Died Tübingen, 7 June, 1843.