Gerhart Hauptmann

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Birthday
15, 1862
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jun 6, 1946 (83)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
15, 1862
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jun 6, 1946 (83)

About

A German playwright and novelist, he is best known for dramas such as The Weavers; The Rats; The Sunken Bell; and The Conflagration. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1912.

Before Fame

His family wanted him to work as a farmer, but he instead attended the University of Jena and subsequently pursued a career as a dramatist.

Trivia

His 1889 play, Before Dawn, began a movement toward naturalism in German literature.

Family Life

He divorced his first wife to marry actress Maragete Marschalk, with whom he had previously had an illegitimate son.

Associated With

While vacationing in the Alps, he became acquainted with Thomas Mann.

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