A German playwright and novelist, he’s most widely known for dramas like the Weavers; The Rats; The Sunken Bell; as well as the Conflagration. He received the Nobel Award in Books in 1912. His family members needed him to are a farmer, but he rather attended the College or university of Jena and eventually pursued a profession being a dramatist. His 1889 play, Before Dawn, started a motion toward naturalism in German books. He divorced his initial wife to marry celebrity Maragete Marschalk, with whom he previously previously got an illegitimate boy. While travelling in the Alps, he became familiar with Thomas Mann.