Apr 15, 2012

Wilhelm Busch Google Doodle

Google marks the 180th birthday of Wilhelm Busch.




Top 5 facts about Wilhelm Busch:




1. Wilhelm Busch was born on April 15, 1832 


2. He was an influential German caricaturist, painter, and poet who is famed for his satirical picture stories with rhymed texts.


3. One of his first picture stories, Max and Moritz (published in 1865), was an immediate success and has achieved the status of a popular classic and perennial bestseller.




4. Many couplets from Busch's humorous verses have achieved the status of adages in the German language, such as "Vater werden ist nicht schwer, Vater sein dagegen sehr" ("It's easy to become a father, but being one is harder rather") or "Dieses war der erste Streich, doch der zweite folgt sogleich" ("This was the first initial trick, but then the second follows quick"). Only Goethe and Schiller are quoted more frequently in German than Busch.


5. He died on January 9, 1908.




via Wikipedia, Google

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