Hans Carossa

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Birthday
15, 1878
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Sep 12, 1956 (77)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
15, 1878
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Sep 12, 1956 (77)

About

A recipient of both the Goethe Prize and the Gottfried Keller Prize, Carossa is remembered for autobiographical works such as Rumanisches Tagebuch (A Romanian Diary) (1924) and Eine Kindheit (A Childhood) (1922).

Before Fame

He published his first poem, "Stella Mystica," at the age of twenty-eight. Around this time, he was also studying medicine; during the World War I years, he worked as an army physician.

Trivia

His 1924 work Rumanisches Tagebuch was financially successful enough that it allowed him to part with his medical career and more fully pursue a literary life.

Family Life

He was born in Bad Tolz, Kingdom of Bavaria, to a family of Northern Italian heritage. He and his sister, Stephanie, were the children of a physician and medical researcher father.

Associated With

Following the World War II era, Carossa became infamous for having been president of the Europaische Schriftstellervereinigung, a literary organization established by Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.