Werner Kaegi, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Werner Kaegi

Swiss historian (1901-1979)

Date of Birth: 22-Feb-1901

Place of Birth: Oetwil am See, canton of Zürich, Switzerland

Date of Death: 15-Jun-1979

Profession: writer, historian, translator, university teacher, non-fiction writer

Nationality: Switzerland

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Werner Kaegi

  • Werner Kaegi (1901–1979) was a Swiss historian.
  • He is best known for a single work, a biography of Jacob Burkhardt.
  • This appeared in seven volumes, from 1947 to 1982. He was recipient of the Gottfried-Keller-Preis and the Erasmus Prize. He had for wife the catholic mystic and stigmatist Adrienne von Speyr (1902–1967).
  • Her spiritual director and friend, the theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar, kept a journal during many years about her life in which details regarding her relationship with Werner Kaegi can be found.
  • This journal was later edited in 3 volumes under the name "Erde und himmel" ("Earth and heaven"). Kaegi became a foreign member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1948.

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