Else Lasker-Schuler

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Birthday
11, 1869
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jan 22, 1945 (75)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
11, 1869
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jan 22, 1945 (75)

About

German-Jewish poet and playwright known for Meine Wunder and other expressionist works. Her best-known play, Die Wupper, was performed in Berlin in 1919.

Before Fame

She was born to Jeanette Kissing Schuler and Aaron Schuler, both of whom would reappear as characters in her writing.

Trivia

She moved from her native Germany in response to Nazi threat. Eventually, she settled in Jerusalem.

Family Life

She married Jonathan Berthold Lasker, a doctor, and had a son in 1899. Following her divorce, she married Georg Lewin.

Associated With

She and Rainer Maria Rilke were both German Expressionist poets. Lasker-Schuler was one of the few women associated with the movement.

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