|born on||21 January 1867 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )|
|Place||Oberammergau, Germany, 47n35, 11e04|
|Timezone||LMT m11e04 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||00°58' 16°04 Asc. 00°27'|
German author, publisher and editor, who gained popularity through his partially exaggerated description of everyday Bavarian life.
Thoma first studied Forestry then Law until 1893. Subsequently, he settled down as a lawyer, at first in Dachau, later in Munich.
After 1899, he worked for the magazine Simplicissimus and published humorous narrations, comedies, novels and stories. Thoma satirized Bavarian rural and small-town life.
In the later years of his life, he wrote nationalistic propaganda agitating against left-wing politicians.
During World War I he served as a paramedic. In July 1917 he joined the German Fatherland Party.
His best known works are Ein Münchner im Himmel (A Municher in Heaven), the Lausbubengeschichten (Scoundrel Stories) that was adapted into a movie in 1964 under the title Tales of a Young Scamp.
He died 26 August 26 1921, Rottach.
Arno Müller, vol 2
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction