Is the Romantic Period so long? It started around the end of the eighteenth century and lasted until the middle of the nineteenth century. But since 1850, people no longer talk about the full eras that include poetry, philosophy, art, science and music. Was the Romantic period one of those eras? It has been said that Romanticism is the ultimate view of life shared by all of Europe. Poster Cat that’s what I do I read books I drink wine and I know things. Initially in Germany, it emerged as a response to the stalwart attitude to Enlightenment reason. After Kant and his rationalism, it was as if the young Germans had breathed a sigh of relief.