Carl Friedrich Georg Spitteler

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Carl Friedrich Georg Spitteler

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Carl Friedrich Georg Spitteler

Born: 24 April 1845, Liestal, Switzerland

Died: 29 December 1924, Lucerne, Switzerland

Residence at the time of the award: Switzerland

Prize motivation: "in special appreciation of his epic, Olympian Spring."

Language: German

Carl Spitteler received his Nobel Prize one year later, in 1920.

Prize share: 1/1

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