Georg Büchner (1813-1837)

Death: 19th February 1837
Location: Georg Büchner Denkmal, Zürich, Switzerland
Cause of death: Typhus
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German dramatist and writer of poetry and prose who died from Typhus aged 23. By the 1870s, Büchner was nearly forgotten in Germany when his edited works were published; these later became a major influence on the naturalist and expressionist movements. The most important literary prize in Germany, the Georg Büchner Prize, is awarded annually.