Martin Buber

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Birthday
8, 1878
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Jun 13, 1965 (87)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
8, 1878
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Jun 13, 1965 (87)

About

Jewish theologian who said, 'An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.' He was related to Karl Marx.

Before Fame

He was inspired to study philosophy after reading Immanuel Kant, Soren Kierkegaard, and Friedrich Nietzsche, which led to his personal crisis with Jewish religious customs.

Trivia

He became well-known for his studies in religious existentialism, particularly the philosophy of dialogue and started translating the Hebrew Bible into German in 1925.

Family Life

He met his future wife Paula Winkler in 1899. The couple was together until her death in 1958.

Associated With

He stepped down from his position as honorary professor at the University of Frankfurt am Main as soon as Adolf Hitler came into power.