|Birth Day||February 25, 1842|
|Age||177 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Mar 30, 1912 (age 70)|
A German-born Writer, he is known for his adventure novels set in the Old American West and featuring the characters of Winnetou and Old Shatterhand. He also published several novels with Asian, Middle Eastern, South American, and European settings.
He waited until late in his life to visit the exotic places featured in his literary works.
He was one of fourteen children born to poor German weavers. He married Emma Pollmer in 1880.
He and James Bruce are both known for their travel writing.