Karl May bio

Birth Name: Karl May

Occupation: Novelist

Place Of Birth: Germany

Date Of Birth: February25, 1842

Date Of Death: March 30, 1912

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: German

Karl May was born on the 25th of February, 1842. He was popular for being a Novelist. A German-born writer, he is known for his adventure novels set in the Old American West and featuring the characters of Winnetou and Old Shatterhand. He also published several novels with Asian, Middle Eastern, South American, and European settings.

Karl May was born in Germany. As a result of his acts of juvenile delinquency, he was confined to a workhouse for several years. After completing his sentence, he worked as an editor in a publishing house. He waited until late in his life to visit the exotic places featured in his literary works.

Karl May was a Pisces and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Karl May was born in 1840s.

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

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Karl May was born in the Year of the Tiger.

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DEATH DAY:Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Karl May was a Pisces. People of this zodiac sign like romance, to sleep, spiritual themes and dislike the know-it-all, to be criticized, and cruelty of any kind. The strengths of this sign are being compassionate, artistic, gentle, wise, while weaknesses can be to be fearful, overly trusting and desire to escape reality. The greatest overall compatibility with Pieces is Virgo and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Karl May was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are thought to be brave and independent. They're respected for their deep thoughts and courageous actions, but sometimes show off when accomplishing something.

Ruling Planet: Karl May had a ruling planet of Neptune and has a ruling planet of Neptune. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Uranus and Pluto, were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

Karl May’s birth sign is Pisces and he had a ruling planet of Neptune.

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