“Nietzsche’s New Suit” – would it be ready in time for his first meeting with Wagner?…

Posted on October 14th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

Friederich Wilhelm Nietzsche was born in Rocken (near Leipzig) on 15 October 1844.

To celebrate the day, here is a delightfully quirky newspaper story about Nietzsche’s first meeting with Wagner, and the angst suffered by the philosopher concerning whether or not his new suit would be ready in time for the historic meeting.

historical newspaper report on Friederich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser – Friday 05 July 1907

Image © Local World Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.



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