Ernst Toller was a German left-wing playwright, best known for his Expressionist plays. He served in 1919 for six days as President of the short-lived Bavarian Soviet Republic, and was imprisoned for five years for his actions. He wrote several plays and poetry during that period, which gained him international renown.
Born: 1 December 1893 in Samotschin, Posen, Germany
Died: 22 May 1939 (aged 45) in New York City, United States