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Agnon, Shmuel Yosef

Born: 1888 AD
Died: 1970 AD

1888 – Agnon was born in Buczacz, Galicia on July 17th.

1896 – He was educated by his parents and learned to write in Hebrew and Yiddish at the age of eight.

1903 – Produced his first creative work at the age of 15, poem in Yiddish about the Kabbalist Joseph della Reina.

1908 – Released his work titled "Forsaken Wives" which was published in the journal Ha’omer.

1912 – Published the novel "And the Crooked Shall Be Made Straight".

1920 – Married Esther Marx in Germany.

1931 – Published the novel "The Bridal Canopy" making him a central figure in Hebrew literature.

1935 – Published the novel "A Simple Story".

1945 – Published the novel "Yesteryear".

1966 – Won the Nobel Prize in Literature.

1970 – Died in Jerusalem, Israel on February 17th.