Karl Georg Büchner (born October 17, 1813 in Goddelau, Grand Duchy of Hesse, † February 19, 1837 in Zurich) was a German writer, doctor, scientist, and revolutionary. Despite his narrow work - he died at the age of 23 - he is considered one of the most important literary figures of the Vormärz. Parts of his work belong to exile literature.
He died and is buried in Zurich, his final resting place is at the Rigiblick.
His most famous works are: "Dantons Tod" and "Woyzeck"
The Georg Büchner Prize has been awarded since 1951 as an official literary prize, regardless of regional roots.
July 1, 2020
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