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
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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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