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Overview (2)

Born in Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Died in Kilchberg, Kanton Zürich, Switzerland  (sclerosis of the arteries of the legs)

Mini Bio (1)

Thomas Mann was probably Germany's most influential author of the 20th century, receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1929. Born on 6 June 1875 in Lübeck, his family moved to Munich in 1893, where he lived until 1933 and wrote some of his most successful novels like "Buddenbrocks" (1901), "Death in Venice" (1912) or "The Magic Mountain" (1924). After the Nazi takeover, the humanist and anti-fascist, married to Katia Pringsheim, daughter of a secular Jewish family, emigrated to Switzerland, then to Princeton and Pacific Palisades in the United States, where he finished his great tetra-logy "Joseph and His Brothers" in 1942. Two years later, he became a naturalized US citizen, but finally returned to Europe in 1952. The famous analyst and critique of the German and European soul died on 12 August 1955 in Kilberg near Zurich.

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Spouse (1)

Katia Mann (1904 - 12 August 1955) ( his death) ( 6 children)

Trivia (15)

Brother of writer Heinrich Mann, Julia Elizabeth Mann (1877-1927), Carla Augusta Mann (1881-1910), Carl Viktor Mann (1890-1949).
Father of Erika Mann(writer), Golo Mann and Klaus Mann (writer), Monika Mann (1910-1992) and Michael Thomas Mann (1919-1977).
Since 1922 he defended democratic freedom and fought against the upcoming national socialism in Germany.
Received the Nobel prize for literature in 1929.
Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Vol. 133, pp. 317-333. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
Father-in-law of W.H. Auden
Father-in-law of actor Gustaf Gründgens from 1926 to 1929.
His maternal grandmother was Portuguese: Maria Senhorinha da Silva (1829-1856).
Grandfather of Fridolin Mann, born 1940, and Anthony Mann, born 1942 (Michael's sons), Angelica, born 1940, and Domenica, born 1944 (Elizabeth's daughters).
Son of Thomas Johann Heinrich Mann (1840-1891) and Júlia da Silva Bruhns (1851-1923).
From 1936 to 1944 Mann and his family were citizens of Czechoslovakia.
Conferred an honorary doctor's degree by the University of Bonn in 1919 (deprived in 1937, and restored in 1946).
His books were among those burned by the Nazi regime.

Personal Quotes (3)

Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous--to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.
Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil
Writers are people for whom writing is harder than others.

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