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Agnon, Shmuel Yosef

Born: 1888 AD
Died: 1970 AD, at 81 years of age.

Nationality: Israeli
Categories: Writers


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.


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