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- September 21st 1984 by Princeton University Press
- Date of birth: March 20, 1770
- Died: June 07, 1843
- Born: in Lauffen am Neckar, Germany.
- Description: Johann Christian Friedrich Hölderlin was a major German lyric poet, commonly associated with the artistic movement known as Romanticism. Hölderlin was also an important thinker in the development of German Idealism, particularly his early association with and philosophical influence on his seminary roommates and fellow Swabians Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling.