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Rainer Maria Rilke, Austrian poet

Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke

Biography Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

Austrian poet

Was born on 04 dec 1875.
Died on 29 dec 1926, at 51 years old.
Origin country Austria
Quotes by Rainer Maria Rilke

Considered one of the German language's greatest 20th century poets.
He wrote in both verse and a highly lyrical prose. His two most famous verse sequences are the Sonnets to Orpheus and the Duino Elegies; his two most famous prose works are the Letters to a Young Poet and the semi-autobiographical The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge. He also wrote more than 400 poems in French, dedicated to his homeland of choice, the canton of Valais in Switzerland.
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