Romain Rolland (1866-1944)

Death: 30th December 1944
Location: Cimetière de Brèves, Brèves, Nièvre, Burgundy, France
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis

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French novelist and dramatist. Awarded the 1915 Nobel Prize in Literature as a tribute to the lofty idealism of his literary production and to the sympathy and love of truth with which he has described different types of human beings.
After first studying philosophy he received a degree in history in 1889. He became a history teacher, but he disliked teaching and resigned in 1912 to move to Lake Geneva to concentrate on writing.
His most famous novel is the 10-volume Jean-Christophe (1904–1912), the cradle to grave story of a German musical genius who makes his home in France.