Arthur Schnitzler
Arthur Schnitzler

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Name: Arthur Schnitzler
Occupation: Playwright
Gender: Male
Birth Day: May 15, 1862
Death Date: Oct 21, 1931 (age 69)
Age: Aged 69
Country: Austria
Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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Arthur Schnitzler

Arthur Schnitzler was born on May 15, 1862 in Austria (69 years old). Arthur Schnitzler is a Playwright, zodiac sign: Taurus. Find out Arthur Schnitzlernet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


His play, Reigen, which was made into a French film in 1950, deals with highly sexual themes. Anti-Semitic critics at one time alleged that the piece was a work of erotic entertainment.

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As per our current Database, Arthur Schnitzler died on Oct 21, 1931 (age 69).

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Before Fame

He studied medicine at the University of Vienna before pursuing writing full-time.

Biography Timeline


Arthur Schnitzler was born at Praterstrasse 16, Leopoldstadt, Vienna, capital of the Austrian Empire (as of 1867, part of the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary). He was the son of a prominent Hungarian laryngologist, Johann Schnitzler (1835–1893), and Luise Markbreiter (1838–1911), a daughter of the Viennese doctor Philipp Markbreiter. His parents were both from Jewish families. In 1879 Schnitzler began studying medicine at the University of Vienna and in 1885 he received his doctorate of medicine. He began work at Vienna's General Hospital (German: Allgemeines Krankenhaus der Stadt Wien), but ultimately abandoned the practice of medicine in favour of writing.


On 26 August 1903, Schnitzler married Olga Gussmann (1882–1970), a 21-year-old aspiring actress and singer who came from a Jewish middle-class family. They had a son, Heinrich (1902–1982), born on 9 August 1902. In 1909 they had a daughter, Lili, who committed suicide in 1928. The Schnitzlers separated in 1921. Schnitzler died on 21 October 1931 in Vienna of a brain hemorrhage. In 1938, following the Anschluss, his son Heinrich went to the United States and did not return to Austria until 1959; he is the father of the Austrian musician and conservationist Michael Schnitzler, born in 1944 in Berkeley, California, who moved to Vienna with his parents in 1959.


Schnitzler's works were called "Jewish filth" by Adolf Hitler and were banned by the Nazis in Austria and Germany. In 1933, when Joseph Goebbels organized book burnings in Berlin and other cities, Schnitzler's works were thrown into flames along with those of other Jews, including Einstein, Marx, Kafka, Freud and Stefan Zweig.


Schnitzler was branded as a pornographer after the release of his play Reigen, in which 10 pairs of characters are shown before and after the sexual act, leading and ending with a prostitute. The furor after this play was couched in the strongest anti-semitic terms. Reigen was made into a French language film in 1950 by the German-born director Max Ophüls as La Ronde. The film achieved considerable success in the English-speaking world, with the result that Schnitzler's play is better known there under its French title. Richard Oswald's film The Merry-Go-Round (1920), Roger Vadim's Circle of Love (1964) and Otto Schenk's Der Reigen (1973) also are based on the play. More recently, in Fernando Meirelles' film 360, Schnitzler's play was provided with a new version as has been the case with many other TV and film productions.

Family Life

Arthur married Olga Gussmann, an actress/singer, in 1903. The couple raised two children: Heinrich and Lili.

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