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Ernst Toller
  • Name: Ernst Toller
  • Born: 12/01/1893
  • Died: 05/22/1939 (45 years old)

Ernst Toller (1 December 1893 – 22 May 1939) was a German left-wing playwright, best known for his Expressionist plays. He served in 1919 for six days as President of the short-lived Bavarian Soviet Republic, after which he became the head of its army. He was imprisoned for five years for his part in the armed resistance by the Soviet Republic to the central government in Berlin. While in prison Toller wrote several plays which gained him international renown. They were performed in London and New York as well as Berlin. In the year 2000, several of his plays were published in an English translation.

Birth Place: Samotschin, Posen,, Germany

Death Place: New York City, United States

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