Franz Werfel

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Birthday
10, 1890
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Aug 26, 1945 (54)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
10, 1890
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Aug 26, 1945 (54)

About

An Austrian author, poet, and playwright, he is known for his 1941 novel, The Song of Bernadette, which focuses on the visions of Saint Bernadette Soubirous. He is perhaps most famous for his 1933 work, The Forty Days of Musa Dagh.

Before Fame

The son of a Jewish glove manufacturer and a miller's daughter, he grew up with two sisters.

Trivia

He had published his first poetry collection by the time he was twenty-one years old.

Family Life

His affair with the married Alma Mahler resulted in a son. Sadly, the child died as an infant.

Associated With

He was a friend and literary contemporary of Franz Kafka.