Theodor Fontane

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Birthday
30, 1819
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Sep 20, 1898 (78)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
30, 1819
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Sep 20, 1898 (78)

About

A German-born author and poet of the Nineteenth Century, he is remembered for Effi Briest and other works of literary realism. He also wrote several works on the topic of Great Britain, including Ein Sommer in London and Aus England, Studien und Briefe.

Before Fame

The son of a German apothecary, he was born near Berlin. He joined the Prussian Army in the mid-1840s and later relocated to London, England, where he pursued a career as a journalist.

Trivia

His long-lasting career as a theatrical critic began in 1870.

Family Life

He was married to Emilie Rouanet-Kummer and had two sons.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of fellow German author Georg Buchner.