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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 2 July 1877Calw, Germany
Date of Death 9 August 1962Montagnola, Switzerland

Mini Bio (1)

Hermann Hesse was born on July 2, 1877 in Calw, Germany. He was a writer, known for Siddhartha (1972), Steppenwolf (1974) and Poem: I Set My Foot Upon the Air and It Carried Me (2003). He was married to Ninon Ausländer, Ruth Wenger and Maria Bernoulli. He died on August 9, 1962 in Montagnola, Switzerland.

Spouse (3)

Ninon Ausländer (November 1931 - 9 August 1962) (his death)
Ruth Wenger (11 January 1924 - 1927) (divorced)
Maria Bernoulli (2 August 1904 - 1923) (divorced) (3 children)

Trivia (5)

Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature
Slovenian rock band Siddharta got its name after his book.
American rock band Steppenwolf got their name from "Steppenwolf" written by Hesse.
Father of Bruno Hesse (b. 1905), Heiner Hesse (b. 1909) and Martin Hesse (b. 1911). Grandfather of Christina and Simon (Bruno's children), Silver, David and Eva (Heiner's children) and Sibylle Hesse (Martin's daughter).
Son of Johannes Hesse and Marie Gundert and brother of Adele Gundert-Hesse and Johannes Hesse Jr.

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