Karl Barth

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Birthday
10, 1886
Birthplace
Switzerland
Death Date
Dec 10, 1968 (82)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
10, 1886
Birthplace
Switzerland
Death Date
Dec 10, 1968 (82)

About

Swiss theologian considered one of the great Protestant theologians of the twentieth century. He is known for his works The Epistle to the Romans and Church Dogmatics.

Before Fame

He began his career as a professor of theology in Germany, but was forced to leave the country when he wouldn't support Hitler's regime.

Trivia

He was featured on the cover of Time magazine in April of 1962.

Family Life

He married Nelly Hoffmann in 1913, and they had five children.

Associated With

His work had a strong influence on the novelist John Updike.