Nazim Hikmet

#99980
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
15, 1902
Birthplace
Thessaloniki, Greece
Death Date
Jun 3, 1963 (61)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
15, 1902
Birthplace
Thessaloniki, Greece
Death Date
Jun 3, 1963 (61)

About

Turkish poet, author, and Communist revolutionary whose works have been translated into over fifty languages. His poetry collections include The Day Before Tomorrow and Human Landscapes.

Before Fame

He studied in the 1920s at the Communist University of the Toilers of the East.

Trivia

He wrote his famous poem, "I Come and Stand at Every Door," from the point of view of a child killed in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan.

Family Life

His father held a government position in Salonica (then in the Ottoman Empire) at the time of Hikmet's birth.

Associated With

He was influenced by the ideology of Communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin.