German politician and poet.
1891 – Born on the 22nd of May in Munich, Germany.
– He studied medicine and philosophy in Munich.
– Left his studies and became an expressionist writer.
– After the Second World War he went to the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) and held different
cultural-political positions (Minister of Culture) in the GDR.
– Wrote the lyrics of the GDR’s national anthem, "Auferstanden aus Ruinen" ("Risen from the Ruins").
1958 – Johannes Robert Becher died on 11th of October.