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Georg Büchner 1813: Georg Büchner
17.10.1813: Georg Büchner (†19.2.1837)
German writer Georg Büchner paved the way for early 20th Century expressionist drama. Supportive of political and economic revolution, his radical pamphlet "The Hessian Courier" forced him to flee to Strasbourg in 1834. His three dramas "Danton’s Death" (1835), "Leonce and Lena" (1836) and the unfinished masterpiece "Woyzeck" (1836) were influenced both by Shakespeare and the Sturm und Drang movement.
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Which German writer, born 17 October 1813, paved the way for early expressionist drama?
  Heinrich Böll
  Thomas Mann
  Georg Büchner