Friedrich was one of the greatest German poets of all time. However, Schiller was also an appreciated philosopher and historian. His friendship with the famous and influential Johann Wolfgang von Goethe led to a permanent exchange of ideas.
Schiller always encouraged Goethe to finish works he tended to leave as sketches. Their relationship and discussions led to a period which is now known as the Weimar Classicism. They also worked together on “Xenien”. The book is a collection of short satirical poems.