"On the Future of Our Educational Institutions" was written by Friedrich Nietzsche, who is most famous to students of philosophy for stating that God was dead. Friedrich Nietzsche's influence had a lasting effect in many areas of study. Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was a German philosopher and philologist. "On the Future of Our Educational Institutions" was only one portion of his writings, which covered a wide scope of topics including religion, philosophy, morality, culture, and science. "On the Future of our Educational Institutions" resulted from a series of lectures that Nietzche gave in Bale, where he spoke about the future of education especially as it related to Germany.