Agnon, Shmuel Yosef

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Born: Jul 17, 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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