On this day in 1900: Friedrich Nietzsche dies – Telegraph.co.uk

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Friedrich Nietzsche was born into a devoutly Lutheran family in Rcken, Saxony, on 15 October 1844. His father, a pastor, died when Nietzsche was four, and the young boy grew up in a house of five women: his mother, grandmother, two aunts, and younger sister.

A few years later the family moved to Naumburg, where Nietzsche went to a local school, before being accepted into the prestigious Schulpforta Protestant boarding school, where he received a rich and deep classical education.

Nietzsche was highly gifted, and went on to read theology and classical philology at the University of Bonn. His studies were disrupted by a feud between two of his professors during which he sought refuge in writing music before following one of them to the University of Leipzig.

He broke off his studies for a period in 1867 to commence military service as a cavalryman, but was injured and returned to university,...

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