Gottfried Keller

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Birthday
19, 1819
Birthplace
Switzerland
Death Date
Jul 15, 1890 (70)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
19, 1819
Birthplace
Switzerland
Death Date
Jul 15, 1890 (70)

About

Swiss poet in German Literature who became one of the most popular narrators of literary realism and was known for his novel Green Henry.

Before Fame

He started painting and was an apprentice in 1934 to landscape painter Steiger before later studying at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 1840.

Trivia

He became the First Official Secretary of the Canton of Zurich in 1861.

Family Life

His father was a lathe-worker and after his death, his family lived in constant poverty.

Associated With

Like him, Daniele Pantano has been a Swiss poet.