Leo Leopold Perutz

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Leopold Leo Perutz

Birthplace: Prague, Czechoslovakia
Death: August 24, 1957 (74)
Bad Ischl, Ober Oesterreich, Austria
Place of Burial: Bad Ischl, Ober Oesterreich, Austria
Immediate Family:

Son of Benedict Perutz and Emilie Emma Perutz
Husband of Ida Perutz and Grete Perutz
Father of Michaela Lotte Staples; Lore Winter and Felix Benedict Paz-El
Brother of Paul D. Perutz; Lilly Fürst (Perutz) and Hans Perutz

Occupation: Writer
Managed by: Randy Schoenberg
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About Leo Leopold Perutz

"Die Familie Wolf" - by Ernst Wolf 1924

http://www.fpe.ch/stammbaum/ see no. 205a

Leopold Perutz studied philosophy at the University of Vienna. He was a novelist, narrative writer, dramatist and mathematician. Leo served in the army during WWI as an officer and was wounded. After WWI he lived in Vienna as a freelance writer. On 9.7.1938 he came to Haifa, Israel on the Marco Polo ship. In Israel he was associated with the writers Max Brod and Ben Horin. He was a writer (Leo Perutz) and in his vivid historical novels he displays the visionary power and technical skill of the born storyteller. He wrote: Mathematik (Function Theory), Romans: about Hernando Cortez, "Die dritte Kugel" (1915); "Zwischen neun und neun" (1918); "Der Marques de Bolibar" (1920); “Der Geburt des Antichrist “ (1921); "Der Meister des juengsten Tages" (1923); "Turlupin" (1924); on Richelieu and his age "Wohin rollst du, Aepfelchen?" (1928); "Der schwedische Reiter" (1936); "Weihnacht in Wien"; "Der Lodger"; "St. Petri Schnee" (1933) which was made into a T.V. film. The last novel published during the author's lifetime, "Nachts unter der steinernen Bruecke" (1953), evokes the Prague of Rudolf II; "Der Judas des Leonardo", set in the Milan of Ludovico Sforza, appeared in 1959. Perutz wrote the novel "Der Kosak und die Nachtigall" (1927) together with Paul Frank. The "Herr, erbarme dich meiner" appeared in 1930. His plays such as "Die Reise nach Pressburg" (1930) and "Morgen ist Feiertag" (1936) were less successful. He wrote also for the Berliner Illustrierte and worked in Vienna for the "Anker" Insurance. He is buried in the Catholic cemetery in Bad Ischl, Austria. (His name appears in the Encyclopaedia Judaica).

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Leo Leopold Perutz's Timeline

November 2, 1882
Prague, Czechoslovakia
March 21, 1920
Vienna, Austria
June 22, 1922
Vienna, Austria
March 12, 1928
August 24, 1957
Age 74
Bad Ischl, Ober Oesterreich, Austria
Bad Ischl, Ober Oesterreich, Austria