Friedrich Nietzsche 1844-1900

In the German town of Rocken, Friedrich Nietzsche was born the eldest of two on October 15.At the age of four, Nietzsche father, Carl Ludwig Nietzsche, had passed away; therefore, Friedrich Nietzsche was raised in a household with his mother, younger sister, grandmother, and two aunts. Nietzsche first attended the Schulpforta school. In 1864, he graduated and went to the University of Bonn. Nietzsche attended the University of Leipzig after two trimester at Bonn. In his early twenties, Friedrich Nietzsche became the youngest chosen as a professor of classical philology at the University of Basel. From 1876 to 1877, Nietzsche took leave from his position which later resulted in a forced retirement in 1879.

Friedrich Nietzsche suffered from poor health. At the age of 35, Nietzsche had to leave his job at Basel due to a nervous disorder. He lived concealed from the public and worked on his studies following 1879. Twenty years after his retirement, mental state became much worse. Due to this collapse, he spent the rest of his life with an unstable psyche.On August 25, 1900, he died due to various medical issues, including syphilis an possibly pneumonia or a stroke at the age of 56.

During his lifetime, Friedrich Nietzsche idea's were neglected. Not until after his death, did people begin to read and take interest in his works. Now seen as significant figure in philosophy, art and theology, Nietzsche contributed ideas ranging from religion to self. He disagreed greatly with Church by declaring the death of God, as well as his resentment against relief. Nietzsche believed religion and faith posed as a simple solution and assistance in dealing with reality. This is also relevant to the consumption of alcohol. Due to his antichrist perspectives, Friedrich Nietzsche believed in individualism, morality and existentialism. Existenialism is the belief that life and meaningless and finding meaning is finding meaning through self discovery. Nietzsche emphasized perspectivism and the Ubermensch, which is superior to man and replaces God's void.

Still today, Friedrich Nietzsche remain important to our study of philosophy, art, etc. His role as an outsider and social critic enables his outlandish theories enable his legacy to extend forever. Nietzshe's theories include popular culture, modernism, postmodernism, existenialism, politics and pyschology.

His works included: Beyond Good and Evil, The Genealogy of Morals, The Birth of Tragedy, Thus Spoke Zarathrusta, The Antichrist, Ecce Homo, Twilight of the Idols, The Gay Science, Human, All Too Human

"To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering." -Friedrich Nietzsche

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