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19th-century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche radically questioned widely held cultural beliefs and is best known for his "God is dead" concept.
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Friedrich Nietzsche was born on October 15, 1844 in Röcken, Germany. His family was Lutheran. He was highly educated in theology and philology and became a professor in 1869. He contracted dysentery and diphtheria during the Franco-Prussian War where he served as a medical orderly, and where he witnessed the brutality of war first-hand.
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