Amichai, Yehuda

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Amichai, Yehuda Gender: M
Pfeuffer, Ludwig
born on 3 May 1924
Place Würzburg, Germany, 49n48, 9e56
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 12°43' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif


Israeli poet. Amichai is considered by many, both in Israel and internationally, as Israel's greatest modern poet.

He was awarded the 1957 Shlonsky Prize, the 1969 Brenner Prize, 1976 Bialik Prize, and 1982 Israel Prize. He also won international poetry prizes: 1994 – Malraux Prize: International Book Fair (France), 1995 – Macedonia`s Golden Wreath Award: International Poetry Festival, and more.

He was nominated for the Nobel Prize several times, but never won. Tufts University English professor Jonathan Wilson wrote, "He should have won the Nobel Prize in any of the last 20 years, but he knew that as far as the Scandinavian judges were concerned, and whatever his personal politics, which were indubitably on the dovish side, he came from the wrong side of the stockade."

He died of cancer on 22 September 2000, at age 76.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified to 3.14 CET


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet