Maurice Maeterlinck

Playwright, Author

1862 – 1949

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Who was Maurice Maeterlinck?

Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck was a Belgian playwright, poet, and essayist who was a Fleming, but wrote in French. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911. The main themes in his work are death and the meaning of life. His plays form an important part of the Symbolist movement.

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Born
Aug 29, 1862
Ghent
Also known as
  • Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck
  • Count Maeterlinck
  • Mooris Polidore Marie Bernhard Maeterlinck
Parents
Spouses
Nationality
  • Belgium
Profession
Education
  • Ghent University
Lived in
  • Ghent
Died
May 6, 1949
Nice

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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