Nâzım Hikmet

Novelist, Author

1902 – 1963

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Who was Nâzım Hikmet?

Nâzım Hikmet Ran, commonly known as Nâzım Hikmet, was a Turkish poet, playwright, novelist and memoirist. He was acclaimed for the "lyrical flow of his statements". Described as a "romantic communist" and "romantic revolutionary", he was repeatedly arrested for his political beliefs and spent much of his adult life in prison or in exile. His poetry has been translated into more than fifty languages.

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Born
Jan 15, 1902
Thessaloniki
Also known as
  • Nazım Hikmet Ran
  • Nazım Hikmet
  • Nazim Hikmet
  • Nâzım Hikmet Ran
  • Hikmet, Nâzım
  • Ercüment Er
  • Mümtaz Osman
  • Mavi Gözlü Dev
Parents
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Atheism
Nationality
  • Turkey
  • Poland
Profession
Education
  • Galatasaray Lisesi
    ( - 1913)
  • Turkish Naval High School
    ( - 1918)
  • Communist University of the Toilers of the East
Lived in
  • Thessaloniki
Died
Jun 3, 1963
Moscow
Resting place
Novodevichy Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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