Hugo Von Hofmannsthal

#163046
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
1, 1874
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Jul 15, 1929 (55)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
1, 1874
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Jul 15, 1929 (55)

About

An Austrian novelist, playwright, poet, librettist and essayist, he is best known for such dramas as Der Tor und der Tod and Der Tod des Tizian. He was also the librettist for several of Richard Strauss' operas, including Der Rosenkavalier, Ariadne auf Naxos, and Elektra.

Before Fame

He was born into an upper-class Austrian family and began writing at a young age. He published his first poems when he was in his late teens.

Trivia

He was a member of Young Vienna, an avant-garde literary group.

Family Life

He married Gertrud Schlesinger in 1901. The couple had three children: Franz, Christiane, and Raimund.

Associated With

His 1912 play, Jedermann, contained incidental music composed by Jean Sibelius .