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Caspar David Friedrich

Caspar David Friedrich (September 5, 1774 - May 7, 1840) was an outstanding 19th century German romantic painter.

He was born in Greifswald. His famous painting "Mönch am Meer" impressed Karl Friedrich Schinkel, later Prussia's most famous classicistic architect, so much that he gave up painting und took up architecture, much to the benefit of German and world architecture. Caspar David Friedrich died in Dresden.\n