Theodor Herzl

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Birthday
2, 1860
Birthplace
Hungary
Death Date
Jul 3, 1904 (44)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
2, 1860
Birthplace
Hungary
Death Date
Jul 3, 1904 (44)

About

Hungarian Jewish author and journalist credited with founding the Zionist movement. His publications include Der Judenstaat (The Jews' State) and numerous plays.

Before Fame

Before becoming a journalist, he studied law at the University of Vienna.

Trivia

He published his final literary work, a Zionist-themed novel entitled Altneuland, in 1902.

Family Life

His unhappy marriage to Julie Naschauer produced three children, one of whom died of a drug overdose at the age of forty.

Associated With

He and fellow journalist Berl Katznelson were both key figures in Zionism.