Eugène Nielen Marais

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Eugène Nielen Marais

Birthplace: Daspoort, Zuid Afrikaanse Republiek, Suid Afrika
Death: Died in Pelindaba, Transvaal, Suid Afrika
Cause of death: Selfmoord
Immediate Family:

Son of Jan Christiaan Nielen Marais and Catharina Helena Cornelia Marais
Husband of Aletta Marais and Petronella Johanna Elizabeth Marais
Father of <private> Marais and Eugène Nielen Gerard Marais
Brother of Catharina Mynhardina Onkruydt Marais; Charles Gerhardus Marais; Hendrik Cornelius Marais; Jessie Rex; Jan Christian Nielen Marais and 5 others

Occupation: Poet, author, journalist, poet, naturalist, lawyer
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About Eugène Nielen Marais

South African Lawyer, naturalist, poet and writer

Eugene Nielen Marais

(1871-1936) He is usually regarded as the herald of the true Afrikaans poetry. His "Winternag" was used as a symbol of the impact of Afrikaans writing. He did not write war poems, but his sombre moods, loneliness and yearning for death, his compassion with child suffering, nature and its creatures and moments of optimism are reflected in his work. He is discussed fully later in this series. see

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Eugène Nielen Marais's Timeline

January 9, 1871
Daspoort, Zuid Afrikaanse Republiek, Suid Afrika
March 29, 1936
Age 65
Pelindaba, Transvaal, Suid Afrika