Ernst Jünger

German writer

Ernst Jünger (29 March 1895 – 17 February 1998) was a German writer. In addition to his political essays, novels and diaries, he is well known for Storm of Steel, an account of his experience during World War I.

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Jünger was born in Heidelberg, German Empire on 29 March 1895. He was raised in Hannover, German Empire. Jünger was married to Gretha Von Jeinsen from 1925 until her death in 1960. They had two children. Jünger died on 17 February 1998 in Riedlingen, Germany from natural causes, aged 102.[1]


  1. Binder, David (18 February 1998), "Ernst Junger, Contradictory German Author Who Wrote About War, Is Dead at 102", The New York Times.

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