Georg Buchner

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Birthday
17, 1813
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Feb 19, 1837 (23)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
17, 1813
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Feb 19, 1837 (23)

About

A German playwright, poet, and prose writer, he is best known for his satirical drama, Leonce and Lena, as well as for his 1835 play, Danton's Death. His other dramas include The Hessian Courier and Woyzeck.

Before Fame

He read modern languages in secondary school before studying medicine, politics, and French literature in Strasbourg.

Trivia

After involving himself in revolutionary activities, he was accused of treason, and he narrowly escaped imprisonment and death.

Family Life

He was a relative of the famous philosopher and physician, Ludwig Büchner, as well as of the renowned chemist, Ernst Büchner.

Associated With

He translated two of Victor Hugo's plays into German.