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  • Writer's pictureBen Samuel

Friedrich Nietzsche's Mental Breakdown

Jan 1889, Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900) is said to have witnessed a cab driver viciously whipping a horse. He threw his arms around the horse to save it then collapsed sobbing. His mental health deteriorated until his death 10yrs later. There is though no evidence that Nietzsche’s horse ever actually existed and the scene bares an uncanny resemblance to a scene in Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment.

The ill Nietzsche photographs by by Hans Olde.

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