Shmuel Agnon

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Shmuel Yosef Agnon

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Shmuel Yosef Agnon
The Nobel Prize in Literature 1966

Born: 17 July 1888, Buczacz (now Buchach), Austria-Hungary (now Ukraine)

Died: 17 February 1970, Rehovot, Israel

Residence at the time of the award: Israel

Prize motivation: "for his profoundly characteristic narrative art with motifs from the life of the Jewish people."

Language: Hebrew

Prize share: 1/2

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