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An Austrian novelist, playwright, poet, librettist and essayist, he is best known for such dramas as Der Tor und der Tod and Der Tod des Tizian. He was also the librettist for several of Richard Strauss’ operas, including Der Rosenkavalier, Ariadne auf Naxos, and Elektra.
He was born into an upper-class Austrian family and began writing at a young age. He published his first poems when he was in his late teens.
He was a member of Young Vienna, an avant-garde literary group.
How did Hugo Von Hofmannsthal die?
Hugo Von Hofmannsthal's death was caused by stroke.
Two days after his elder son Franz committed suicide, and shortly after attending his funeral, Hugo himself died of a stroke at Rodaun. He was buried wearing the habit of a Franciscan tertiary, as he had requested.
|Cause of death||Stroke|
|Age of death||55 years|
|Birthday||February 1, 1874|
|Death date||July 15, 1929|
|Place of death||Liesing, Vienna, Austria|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"First, to be able to love, then to learn that body and spirit are one."Hugo Von Hofmannsthal
"Depth must be hidden. Where? On the surface."Hugo Von Hofmannsthal
"To grow mature is to separate more distinctly, to connect more closely."Hugo Von Hofmannsthal