Heinrich Böll bio

Birth Name: Heinrich Böll

Occupation: Novelist

Place Of Birth: Cologne

Date Of Birth: December 21, 1917

Date Of Death: July 16, 1985

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: German

Heinrich Böll was born on the 21st of December, 1917. He was known for being a Novelist. Acclaimed German author whose most famous works include Billiards at Half-past Nine, The Bread of Those Early Years, Group Portrait with Lady, and The Safety Net. He was the 1972 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Heinrich Böll was born in Cologne. He grew up in Germany and was forced into the Wehrmacht despite having earlier declined the opportunity to join the Hitler Youth. He published his first novel, The Train was on Time, in 1949. His works have been translated into thirty languages.

Heinrich Böll was a Capricorn and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Heinrich Böll was born in 1910s. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism. Discover what happened on this day.

Heinrich Böll is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Heinrich Böll’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Heinrich Böll’s parents.

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Personal Life

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Heinrich Böll was born in the Year of the Serpent.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Heinrich Böll
NICKNAME: Heinrich
BIRTH SIGN: Capricorn
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Heinrich Böll was a Capricorn. People of this zodiac sign like family, tradition, and dislike almost everything at some point. The strengths of this sign are being responsible, disciplined, good managers, while weaknesses can be to be the know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending and expecting the worst. The greatest overall compatibility with Capricorn is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Heinrich Böll was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are often seen as humorous and gifted in literature and art. However, the snake can be overly suspicious, which makes them a bit paranoid.

Ruling Planet: Heinrich Böll had a ruling planet of Saturn and has a ruling planet of Saturn and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is a planet of commitment and responsibility, but also restriction and delay. People who are born with Saturn as the ruling planet are disciplined and are hard workers.

Heinrich Böll’s birth sign is Capricorn and he had a ruling planet of Saturn.

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