Nathan Alterman

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Birthday
14, 1910
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Mar 28, 1970 (59)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
14, 1910
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Mar 28, 1970 (59)

About

Israeli poet and translator best known for a 1941 poetic masterpiece entitled Joy of the Poor. His other works include Plague Poems and City of the Dove.

Before Fame

He studied agronomy in France and worked in agriculture in Tel Aviv before dedicating himself to poetry and journalism.

Trivia

He was heavily involved in Socialist Zionist political causes both before and after the formation of the State of Israel.

Family Life

He was married to Rachel Marcus and had one child.

Associated With

He and author Abraham Regelson were both recipients of the Bialik Prize for Literature.