1881- Birth of an Australian writer of diverse talents and profound cultural insights
– Viewed himself as a cosmopolitan mediator among nations
– He is best known for his biographical accounts of great personalities, based on psychological analysis and investigations into the creative process
1925 – 1935 – These include Three Masters: Dickens, Balzac, and Dostoyevsky; Master Builders, which examines Holderlin, Kleist, and Nietzsche; and Mary, Queen of Scotland and the Isles
1941 – Zweig also wrote stories and a novel and translated French poetry -his autobiography, The World of Yesterday, gives insight into the author’s view of his own position in relation to the European cultural tradition.
1938 – Driven from the continent because of his Jewish origins, Zweig committed suicide in Brazil
1942 – He passed away on the 22nd of February.