1869 – Born on September 6th in Budapest. Austrian novelist and journalist, author of the children’s classic and adult allegory Bambi, a sensitively told subjective story of the life of a wild deer.
1877 – A journalist at 18, he became an influential theatre critic.
1923 – Bambi, the book that brought him international fame, is a realistic, although anthropomorphized, account of a deer from his birth to his final role as a wise and tough old denizen of the forest, struggling with dignity to survive against his chief enemy, man the hunter.
1934 – Salten published another popular children’s book, Florian, the Emperor’s Stallion, the tale of a proud Lipizzaner horse who is reduced to pulling a cab after World War I.
1939 – He lived in Vienna, as a Jew, but he was forced to flee. He then settled in Switzerland.
1945 – Died on October 8th in Zurich.