Rainer Maria Rilke - age: 51

Rainer Maria Rilke

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ABOUT

Bohemian-Austrian poet and author who is remembered for Sonnets to Orpheus and other lyrical, introspective works. The Book of Hours, published in 1905, is a compilation of three volumes of Rilke's Christian-themed poems.He often used Greek motifs in his poems.He was influenced by the work of Paul Cezanne.

BEFORE FAME

He attended Charles University in Prague. He published his first poetry collection, Leben und Lieder, in 1894.

PERSONAL LIFE

He married sculptor Clara Westhoff in 1901.

Famous Quotes
Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love. Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

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Poet Rainer Maria Rilke were born on Saturday, birthstone is Turquoise, the seaon was Fall in the Chinese year of , it is 324 days until Rainer Maria Rilke next birthday.

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