Johann C. F. von Schiller: C71
Gift of German-Americans
This bronze bust of German dramatist, poet, historian and philosopher Johann C. F. von Schiller stoically gazes toward the Mall
Originally placed within the Ramble
in 1859 it was relocated to the Mall
alongside another German icon, Beethoven
His achievements have ranked him as one of the founders of modern German literature, giving him notable stature as the greatest dramatist in the history of the German theater and one of the greatest in European literature.
German New Yorkers presented this bust of Schiller to the City, which was dedicated during a three-day Schiller festival in 1859, the centennial of the poet's birth.