Christine Lavant

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Birthday
4, 1915
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Jun 7, 1973 (57)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
4, 1915
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Jun 7, 1973 (57)

About

Austrian poet, author, and 1970 recipient of the Grand Austrian State Prize for Literature. She is remembered for her lyric poetry and for a novella entitled Das Kind.

Before Fame

Her birth name was Christine Habernig, and she was born in the southern Austrian state of Carinthia.

Trivia

She took her pseudonym, Lavant, from the name of the Austrian region -- the Lavant Valley -- where her father worked.

Family Life

She was the ninth child of an Austrian miner.

Associated With

Her mystically-themed writing was influenced by the work of Rainer Maria Rilke.