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Ferdinand Schell

Full name: Hermann Ferdinand Schell
Gender: Male
Born: June 16, 1900 in Schwyz, Schwyz, Switzerland
Died: January 4, 1972 in Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Art Competitions


Swiss Hermann Ferdinand Schell was the husband of Austrian actress Margarete Noé von Nordberg (1905-1995). The couple were the parents of theatre and film actors Maximilian (1930-2014), Carl Hermann (*1927), Immy (1935-1992) and Maria Schell (1926-2005), who were all known worldwide.

Hermann Ferdinand Schell first studied medicine and law, but soon turned to literature, becoming editor of the literature magazine Das Gegenspiel (The Counterplay) and co-founder of the Federation of Dramatic Poetry. He worked initially in München, but after marriage moved to Wien (Vienna). After the “Anschluss” of Austria, he went back to Switzerland. Schell bequeathed a remarkable lyrical work and also distinguished himself as a novelist, short-story writer and essayist.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 48 London Art Competitions Mixed Literature, Lyric Works Switzerland SUI AC

Mixed Literature, Lyric Works

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1948 Summer 48 London Art Competitions Switzerland Final Standings AC
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