Rainer Maria Rilke facts for kids
|Rainer Maria Rilke|
Rilke in 1900, aged 24
|Born||René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke
4 December 1875
Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary
|Died||29 December 1926
Montreux, Vaud, Switzerland
Rainer Maria Rilke (4 December 1875 – 29 December 1926), was an Austrian poet and writer. His best-known works include the collection of poetry Duino Elegies, Sonnets to Orpheus, and the novel The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.
Rilke was born in Prague, Austro-Hungarian Empire. Rilke studied literature, art history, and philosophy in Munich and Prague. He travelled widely throughout Europe and North Africa. He died of leukemia in Montreux, Switzerland.
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Rilke's grave in Raron, Switzerland
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