May 2, 1812, Weilburg, Nassau, Germany.
June 13, 1874, Nassau, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia.
Friedrich was the son of seminary professor Johann Adam Anthes.
He studied theology, then pastored at Herborn, Haiger, and Ackerbach. He retired in 1857 due to poor health. His works include:
Note: The authorship of the tune Anthes is in dispute; some attribute it to J. A. Anthes, who is credited with a slightly different version called Antalya.