Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke
1875 - 1926

Rainer Maria Rilke  Austrian Poet


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Rainer Maria Rilke passed away on 29th Dec 1926 aged 51.


Rainer Maria Rilke was in a relationship with Baladine Klossowska (1919 - 1926).


Austrian Poet Rainer Maria Rilke was born René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke on 4th December, 1875 in Prague and passed away on 29th Dec 1926 Montreux, Vaud, Switzerland aged 51. He is most remembered for Letters to a Young Poet", "Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Rainer Maria Rilke is a member of the following lists: Austrian male writers, Male poets and Male novelists.


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First Name Rene
Middle Name Maria
Last Name Rilke
Full Name at Birth René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke
Alternative Name Rainer Maria Rilke, René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke
Age 51 (age at death) years
Birthday 4th December, 1875
Birthplace Prague
Died 29th December, 1926
Place of Death Montreux, Vaud, Switzerland
Cause of Death Leukemia
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality Austrian
Occupation Text Poet
Occupation Poet
Claim to Fame Letters to a Young Poet", "Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge
Father Josef Rilke
Mother Sophie ("Phia") Entz

René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke (4 December 1875 – 29 December 1926)—better known as Rainer Maria Rilke —was a Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist, "widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets", writing in both verse and highly lyrical prose. Several critics have described Rilke's work as inherently "mystical". His writings include one novel, several collections of poetry, and several volumes of correspondence in which he invokes haunting images that focus on the difficulty of communion with the ineffable in an age of disbelief, solitude, and profound anxiety. These deeply existential themes tend to position him as a transitional figure between the traditional and the modernist writers.

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