Collection Agency Demands Famous German Poet Pay His Dues

Friedrich Schiller The German debt collection agency, GEZ, sent numerous letters to Friedrich Schiller, demanding that he pay his TV and radio license fee.

There's only one problem. He's dead.

The payment reminders were sent to a primary school baring his name and continued to arrive despite the head of the school writing back to GEZ, telling them that "the addressee is no longer in a position to listen to the radio or watch television."

Unpaid since 1805, Schiller's due totaled more than $55, 000.