Hugo Claus, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Hugo Claus

Belgian author

Date of Birth: 05-Apr-1929

Place of Birth: Bruges, Flemish Region, Belgium

Date of Death: 19-Mar-2008

Profession: screenwriter, writer, poet, playwright, translator, author, painter, journalist, film director, librettist

Nationality: Belgium

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Hugo Claus

  • Hugo Maurice Julien Claus (Dutch pronunciation: ['?y?o? 'kl?u?s]; 5 April 1929 – 19 March 2008) was a leading Belgian author who published under his own name as well as various pseudonyms.
  • Claus' literary contributions spanned the genres of drama, the novel, and poetry; he also left a legacy as a painter and film director.
  • He wrote primarily in Dutch, although he also wrote some poetry in English. His death by euthanasia, which is legal in Belgium, led to considerable controversy.

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