Rainer Maria Rilke

  • Born

    Born in Prague, son of Joseph and Phia.
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    Published his first collection of poems "Leben und Lieder" or " Life and songs"
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    Moves to Berlin in 1897 with friend Lou Andreas-Salomé.
    Enters University of Berlin as an art student in 1899
  • Rodin

    1903: Rilke publishes and monograph on Auguste Rodin.
  • Book of Hours

    Book of Hours
    In 1905 Rilke releases "Stunden-Buch" or "Book of Hours"
  • The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

    The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge
    In 1910 "The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge" is published.
    Written in prose-poem form, tells the tale of a poor poet living in Paris.
  • War Songs

    War Songs
    Rilke writes "War Songs" at the start of the first world war.
  • Drafted

    Rilke is drafted into the Austrian army on November 26 1915.
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    Rilke moves ti Switzerland in 1919 and becomes a citizen in 1921.
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    More Publishings

    "The Duino Elegies" and the "Sonnets to Orpheus" are published.
  • Death

    Rilke dies on December 29th 1926.