Nietzsche, Friedrich (1844-1900) - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Philosophy

This encyclopedia article consists of approximately 27┬ápages of information about Nietzsche, Friedrich (1844–1900).
This section contains 7,895 words
(approx. 27 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Nietzsche, Friedrich (1844-1900) Encyclopedia Article

Biography

Nietzsche was born October 15, 1844, in Röcken, a small village in Prussian Saxony, on the birthday of King Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia, after whom he was named by his father Karl Ludwig, 31, and his mother Franziska (née Oehler), 18. His father, as well as both of his grandfathers, were Lutheran ministers. In 1846, Nietzsche's sister Elisabeth was born, and two years later, his brother Joseph was born. The following years were difficult ones: in 1848, Nietzsche's father became seriously ill; he died on July 30, 1849, of what was diagnosed as "softening of the brain" (a frequent diagnostic notation for tertiary syphilis). The following year, Nietzsche's younger brother died; and in April 1850, Nietzsche's mother moved the household—which now included her two young children, as well as Nietzsche's paternal grandmother and her two sisters—to Naumberg, a much larger town of 15,000 people.

In...

(read more)

This section contains 7,895 words
(approx. 27 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Nietzsche, Friedrich (1844-1900) Encyclopedia Article
Copyrights
Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Nietzsche, Friedrich (1844-1900) from Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Copyright © 2001-2006 by Macmillan Reference USA, an imprint of the Gale Group. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook