(1844-1900) a German philosopher whose most famous books are Thus Spake Zarathustra and The Antichrist. He wrote that 'God is dead', meaning that people no longer had to accept the values of the Christian religion. He believed that a new type of person would exist, the 'übermensch' or superman, who would be free to follow his own moral principles.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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