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Hugo Ball (February 22, 1886 - September 14, 1927) was a German author and poet.


Hugo Ball was born in Pirmasens, Germany. He was one of the leading artists in the dadaistic movement, or Dada. Some of his major works are the poem "Karawane," a collection of poems 7 schizophrene Sonette, the drama Die Nase des Michelangelo and a biography of Hermann Hesse.


As co-founder of the Cabaret Voltaire in Zürich he led the Dada Zürich movement and coined the word Dada, which he allegedly took from a dictionary. He was married to Emmy Hennings, another member of Dada Zürich.


He died in Sant’Abbondio, Switzerland.


related artists:


Richard Huelsenbeck Tristan Tzara Hans Arp Emmy Hennings Walter Serner

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