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Heinrich von Kleist

German poet, dramatist, novelist and short story writer

1777   -   1811

country of citizenship: Holy Roman Empire
language of expression: German
educated at: Viadrina European University
occupation: playwright, poet, short story writer, novelist, writer, poet lawyer, journalist

Bernd Heinrich Wilhelm von Kleist (18 October 1777 – 21 November 1811) was a German poet, dramatist, novelist, short story writer and journalist. His best known works are the theatre plays Das Käthchen von Heilbronn, The Broken Jug, Amphitryon, Penthesilea and the novellas Michael Kohlhaas and The Marquise of O. Kleist committed suicide together with a close female friend who was terminally ill. The Kleist Prize, a prestigious prize for German literature, is named after him, as was the Kleist Theater in his birthplace Frankfurt an der Oder.
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