Full name: Carel Theodorus Scharten
Born: March 14, 1878 in Middelburg, Zeeland, Netherlands
Died: October 31, 1950 in Firenze, Firenze, Italy
Sport: Art Competitions
Related Olympians: Husband of Margo Scharten-Antink.
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Starting out as a poet, Carel Scharten worked as a critic and editor for the literary magazine De Gids. His breakthrough as a novelist followed in 1908 with "Een huis vol menschen", written together with his wife, Margo Scharten-Antink. The couple became fairly popular with their novels, which had many religious and Italian influences. This was also true for the work "De nar van Maremmen" (The fool of Maremma), which they entered in the 1928 Olympic literature competition and which won a bronze medal. Scharten and his wife had settled in Firenze in 1924 and remained there until their death.
|1928 Summer||50||Amsterdam||Art Competitions||Mixed Literature, Epic Works||Netherlands||NED||3||Bronze|