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Remarque, Erich Paul (Erich Maria)

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Born: 1898 AD
Died: 1970 AD, at 72 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Novelists

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1989 - Born on June 22nd in Osnabrück, Germany. German writer, who became famous with his war novels.

1904 - Remarque entered the Domschule (cathedral school), and four years later he moved to the Johannisschle. Remarque was "always the best in class", as one of his closest school friends later recalled.

1916 - Remarque studied at the University of Münster, but had to enlist in the German army at the age of 18.

1923 - Remarque had been married twice before, and to the same woman, Jutta Ilse Ingeborg Ellen Zambona.

1929 - Became famous with his novel Im Westen Nichts Neues (All Quiet on the Western Front), which depicted the horrors of war from the point of view of the ordinary soldiers.

         - All Quiet on the Western Front is  the most famous novel dealing with World War I.

1931 - Wrote the book, The Road Back, the sequel to All Quiet on the Western Front.

1933 - All Quiet on the Western Front and The Road Back were among the works consigned to be publicly burnt by the Nazis.

1938 - Remarque lost his citizenship.

1939-1947 - He emigrated to the United States, where he became a citizen.

1956 - His play, Die Letzte Station, about the fall of the Third Reich, was produced in Berlin.

1958 - In Hollywood he made friends with stars, including the actress Paulette Goddard, whom he married.

1970 - Died on September 25th in Locarno, Switzerland.

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