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Boll, Heinrich Theodor

Born: 1917 AD
Died: 1985 AD
Nationality: German
Categories: Authors

1917 – Böll was born in Cologne, Germany on the 21st of December.

1930- He successfully resisted joining the Hitler Youth.

1945 – He served in France, Romania, Hungary and the Soviet Union, and was wounded four times before he was captured by Americans in April and sent to a POW camp.

1949 – Böll became a full-time writer at the age of 30. His first novel, Der Zug war pünktlich (The Train Was on Time), was published in 1949.

1954 – He wrote "The Unguarded House".

1955 – He wrote "The Bread of our Early Years".

1972 – He received the Nobel Prize for Literature.

1975 – He wrote "The Lost Honor of Katherina Blum".

1976 – He demonstratively left the Catholic church, “without falling off” the faith.

1985 – Heinrich Böll died on the 16th of July at the age of 67.