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June 26, 1881|
Slutsk, Russian Empire
(now in Belarus)
|Died||November 20, 1960
|Notable awards||Bialik Prize (1938)
Israel Prize (1953 and 1958)
Ya'akov Cahan or Kahan (Hebrew: יעקב כהן) (born 26 June 1881; died 20 November 1960) was an Israeli poet, playwright, translator, writer and Hebrew linguist.
- In 1938, Cahan was awarded the Bialik Prize for Literature.
- In 1953 and again in 1958, he was awarded the Israel Prize, for literature.
- In 1956, he received the Tchernichovsky Prize for exemplary translation, for translations from the German of the first part of Goethe's Faust and other Goethe's works, Torquato Tasso and Iphigenia in Tauris, as well as a selection of poems by Heinrich Heine.
- "List of Bialik Prize recipients 1933–2004 (in Hebrew), Tel Aviv Municipality website" (PDF).
- "Israel Prize recipients in 1953 (in Hebrew)". Israel Prize Official Site. Archived from the original on 24 January 2010.
- "Israel Prize recipients in 1958 (in Hebrew)". Israel Prize Official Site. Archived from the original on 17 January 2010.
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