Johann David Wyss

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Birthday
28, 1743
Birthplace
Switzerland
Death Date
Jan 11, 1818 (74)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
28, 1743
Birthplace
Switzerland
Death Date
Jan 11, 1818 (74)

About

Swiss author best remembered for his early nineteenth-century novel The Swiss Family Robinson. The book, one of the most popular in history, was published in 1812.

Before Fame

His famous novel, originally published as Der Schweizerische Robinson, was translated into English in 1814.

Trivia

The Swiss Family Robinson was inspired by and compared to author Daniel Defoe's classic novel Robinson Crusoe.

Family Life

His son, Johann Rudolf Wyss, edited The Swiss Family Robinson, and his other son, Johann Emmanuel Wyss, illustrated the work.

Associated With

Adventure novelist Jules Verne loved The Swiss Family Robinson and, after Wyss' death, wrote a sequel to the book entitled The Castaways of the Flag.