Adolf Frey

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This article is about the Swiss writer and historian. For the American composer of German birth, see Adolf Frey (composer).
Adolf Frey
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Born 18 February 1855 Edit this on Wikidata
Küttigen Edit this on Wikidata
Died 12 February 1920 Edit this on Wikidata (aged 64)
Zürich Edit this on Wikidata

Adolf Frey (18 February 1855, Küttigen – 12 February 1920, Zurich) was a Swiss writer and literary historian. HE was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature seven times.[1]


The son of popular writer Jakob Frey (1824–1875), he studied at various universities, including from 1879 to 1881 literature and history at the University of Leipzig.

In 1882 he became a German teacher at the high school in Aarau and in 1898 professor of German literature at the University of Zurich. He died six days before his 65th birthday, from cancer.



  1. ^ "Nomination Database". Retrieved 2017-04-18. 

External links[edit]

Adolf Frey in the German National Library catalogue