Peter Rosegger

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Birthday
31, 1843
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Jun 26, 1918 (74)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
31, 1843
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Jun 26, 1918 (74)

About

Austrian poet who is remembered for Home in the Forest (Waldheimat), The God-Seeker (Der Gottsucher), and other works. He received honorary doctorates from the Universities of Graz, Heidelberg, and Vienna.

Before Fame

He was one of seven children born into a Styrian peasant family. He worked as a tailor's apprentice in his early adulthood.

Trivia

His literary fame became an asset to the tourism industry in the Alpine region where he grew up.

Family Life

He married Anna Pichler, who died in 1875 during the birth of the couple's second child.

Associated With

He was a runner-up for the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature. Bengali author Rabindranath Tagore ultimately won the prestigious honor.