Born: May 2, 1812, Weilburg, Nassau, Germany.
Died: June 13, 1874, Nassau, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia.
Friedrich was the son of seminary professor Johann Adam Anthes.
He studied theology, then served pastor-ates at Herborn, Haiger, and Ackerbach.
He retired in 1857 due to poor health.
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.
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