Erich Fried

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Birthday
6, 1921
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Nov 22, 1988 (67)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
6, 1921
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Nov 22, 1988 (67)

About

Austrian-English poet, translator, and author known for his political and love poetry. His literary works include A Soldier and A Girl, Warning Poems, and It Is What it Is.

Before Fame

He was born into an Austrian-Jewish family, and he and his mother fled to England after the Nazi Gestapo killed his father.

Trivia

He started writing politically-themed poetry and essays very early in his life. He also worked as a child actor.

Family Life

He was married three times -- to Maria Marburg, Nan Eichner, and Catherine Boswell -- and had six children.

Associated With

He translated the works of William Shakespeare into German.