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Deceased poet has more than 40 thousand euros

October 3 2008

The random error made recently by the German authorities, German poet Friedrich Schiller, who died 203 years ago, "owed" for the use of television services to tens of thousands of dollars.

German organization GEZ, raises funds for the use of television and radio receivers, has written summonses addressed to "Mr Friedrich Schiller", which were delivered to primary school, named after the great poet. As told in the agency, the author of "Ode to Happiness" was recorded in GEZ as a "landlord".

If Schiller some incredible way failed to live up to our days, given the annual expense of 200 euro for the period since 1805, he owed to GEZ more than 40 thousand euros. However, the primary school of Friedrich Schiller, receiving strange bills, immediately informed the GEZ about the incident a misunderstanding, wryly noting that "the addressee is already not in a position to watch television or listen to the radio." Soon, the headmaster received a formal apology from the agency.

"We have to deal with such a huge amount of data that something similar could easily happen, and the name Friedrich Schiller is not uncommon to refer to this case is strange" - said the representative of the GEZ.

Schiller - one of the most famous German poet and playwright, who has made a significant contribution to world literature. His play "The Robbers" and "William Tell" is a classic heritage of German literature, and the poem "Ode to Joy" was passed on to the music of Beethoven in his "Sonata № 9.

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