Why Famous: Best known for his novels that include "Steppenwolf", "Siddhartha, and "The Glass Bead Game" which all explore an individual's search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality.
He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946.
- 1904-08-02 Novelist Hermann Hesse (27) weds Maria Bernoulli
- 1924-01-11 Novelist Hermann Hesse (36) weds singer Ruth Wenger
- 1946-12-10 German/Swiss novelist Hermann Hesse wins the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his inspired writings which, while growing in boldness and penetration, exemplify the classical humanitarian ideals and high qualities of style"