Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka c. 1906, Atelier Jacobi: Sigismund Jacobi

Date of Birth: 3 July, 1883

Place of Birth: Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic)

Date of Death: 3 June, 1924

Place of Death: Kierling, part of Klosterneuburg, Lower Austria, Austria

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Franz Kafka was a Czech, German-language, writer of novels and short stories. He is regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature.

Franz was the son of Julie (Löwy) and Hermann Chaim Kafka. His family was Jewish. His father was born in Osek, Strakonice, South Bohemia. His mother was born in Central Bohemia.

Franz’s paternal grandfather was Jacob Amschel Kafka (the son of Josef/Joseph Kafka and Marianna/Anna/Maria Stein/Pollak). Jacob was born in Osek.

Franz’s paternal grandmother was Franziska Platowski (the daughter of Jacob Platowski and Katharina Anna Ratzek). Franziska was born in Osek. Jacob was the son of Wolf Platovsky.

Franz’s maternal grandfather was Jacob Löwy (the son of Josef Löwy and Katherina Wiener). Jacob was born in Humpolec. Josef was the son of Lazar Izak Löwy and Johanna Rulitz.

Franz’s maternal grandmother was named Esther Porias (the daughter of Adam Amschel Porias and Sara). Adam was the son of Isaak/Isaac Porias and Sara.

Source: Genealogy of Franz Kafka –

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