Hermann Hesse

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Birthday
2, 1877
Birthplace
Calw, Germany
Death Date
Aug 9, 1962 (85)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
2, 1877
Birthplace
Calw, Germany
Death Date
Aug 9, 1962 (85)

About

German, Nobel Prize-winning author of Siddhartha, Steppenwolf, and The Glass Bead Game. He was a 1946 recipient of the prestigious Goethe Prize.

Before Fame

His grandfather encouraged him to study literature. He published his debut poem, "Madonna," in 1896.

Trivia

The Glass Bead Game imagined a calm and well-ordered world. This vision resonated with Germans of the post-World War II era.

Family Life

His parents, Marie Gundert and Johannes Hesse, served as Protestant missionaries in India.

Associated With

He and Thomas Mann were friends.