Romain Rolland


Romain Rolland

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Romain Rolland
The Nobel Prize in Literature 1915

Born: 29 January 1866, Clamecy, France

Died: 30 December 1944, Vézelay, France

Residence at the time of the award: France

Prize motivation: "as a tribute to the lofty idealism of his literary production and to the sympathy and love of truth with which he has described different types of human beings."

Language: French

Romain Rolland received his Nobel Prize one year later, in 1916.

Prize share: 1/1

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