Rainer Maria Rilke, Bohemian-Austrian
Poet and Novelist (1875-1926)




Just the Facts:
  • Name: René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke
  • Known as: Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Birth: December 4, 1875, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Death: December 29, 1926, Montreux, Switzerland
  • Language: German
  • Who he was: Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist; poetry collections Duineser Elegien (Duino Elegies) and Die Sonette an Orpheus (Sonnets to Orpheus); novel Die Aufzeichnungen des Malte Laurids Brigge (The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge); and a collection of Letters to a Young Poet
  • Included in lists (What's This?): Bloom; GC

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