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Emil Ludwig


Writer, born in Wroc?aw, SW Poland (formerly Breslau, Prussia). He studied law, but wrote plays and poems, and after World War 1 wrote the novel Diana (1918–19). He became popular as a new-style biographer, emphasizing the personality of his subjects, including (English translations) Napoleon (1927), Bismarck (1927), Goethe (1928), and the controversial biography of Christ, The Son of Man (1928). He left Germany for Switzerland in 1911.

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