Schiller, Karl, Freiherr von

BORN 14 Sep 1793, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg - DIED 21 Jun 1857, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
REAL NAME Schiller, Karl Friedrich Ludwig
GRAVE LOCATION Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg: Fangelsbachfriedhof, Cottastrasse

Oldest son of Friedrich von Schiller and Charlotte von Lengefeld. He studied forest service in Jena and Heidelberg. As a volunteer he served in the war against Napoleon in 1814. He obtained a position in forest service in Württemberg. In 1825 he married Louise Lochner from Freudenstadt. In 1845 he was named Freiherr by the king of Württemberg. After he retired he lived in Stuttgart, where he died in 1857.

On 3 March 2008 his remais were exhumed. His DNA was used to investigate if the skull in Weimar was his father's. The skull wasn't, but the DNA proved with 99.9999% certainty that Charlotte von Lengefeld (whose DNA was also sampled) was indeed his mother.

• Father: Schiller, Johann Christoph Friedrich von
• Mother: Lengefeld, Charlotte von
• Brother: Schiller, Ernst von
• Sister: Junot-Schiller, Karoline

7/3/2008Exhumation of Schiller's son Karl von Schiller. A DNA investigation was conducted at the time to find out if the skull and bones at the Schiller coffin in Weimar were really Schiller's. They weren't. [Schiller, Johann Christoph Friedrich von]


The grave of Friedrich and Karl von Schiller at the Fangelsbachfriedhof, Stuttgart.
Picture by Androom (28 Jan 2010)


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Schindler, Emil Jakob

Published: 20 Jul 2014
Last update: 1 Jun 2020