Herman Teirlinck

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Birthday
24, 1879
Birthplace
Belgium
Death Date
Feb 4, 1967 (87)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
24, 1879
Birthplace
Belgium
Death Date
Feb 4, 1967 (87)

About

A Belgian novelist, playwright, teacher, and poet, he is best known for works such as De man zonder lijf and Maria Speermalie. In 1950, he was the recipient of the Belgian National Award for lifetime achievement.

Before Fame

He studied medicine at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles and later attended the University of Ghent, where he took courses in Germanic philology. He left both universities without graduating.

Trivia

He had a life-long love of the theatre. In addition to writing plays, he founded the Studio Herman Teirlinck, an Antwerp school devoted to the training of actors.

Family Life

He had two daughters with his first wife, Mathilde Lauwers. His second wife was Johanna Hoofmans.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of fellow Belgian-born author, Henri Michaux.