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March 27, 1871, Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany - March 11, 1950, Santa Monica, California, USA - German prose writer and social activist, older brother of Thomas Mann.
His father, Thomas Johann Heinrich Mann, became in 1882, after the death of his grandfather, the owner of the trading company Firma Joh. Siegm. Mann, Commissions- und Speditionsgeschafte ”, and in 1877 he was elected Senator of Lubeck for Finance and Economy. Heinrich's mother, Julia Mann, nee da Silva-Bruns, came from a family with Brazilian roots.
The Mann family was wealthy, and Henry's childhood was carefree, almost cloudless. In 1884, young Henry made a trip to St. Petersburg. In 1889 he graduated from high school and moved to Dresden, where he worked for a while in the book trade. Then he moved to Berlin, worked in a publishing house and studied at the Friedrich Wilhelm University of Berlin.
In 1891, Henry's father died. According to his will, the family business and the house in Lubeck were sold, and his wife and children had to be content with a percentage of the proceeds. Since 1893, Heinrich repeatedly visited Munich, where the family had moved by that time.
During the Weimar Republic (1926) he was elected an academician of the Literature Department of the Prussian Academy of Arts, and in 1931 became its chairman. Together with Albert Einstein and other famous figures of science and culture, he signed several appeals, including a call for the creation of a united front of social democrats and communists against Nazism, as well as condemnation of the murder of the Croatian scientist Milan Shufflay.
After Hitler came to power in 1933, he was stripped of his German citizenship. He emigrated first to Prague and then to France. He headed the Union of German Writers in Emigration. He lived in Paris, Nice, after the occupation of France by Nazi troops through Spain and Portugal he moved to the United States, where he lived in Los Angeles (California) since 1940.
On the eve of his death, he was going to move to East Berlin to head the German Academy of Arts, the first president of which he was elected in absentia. His ashes were transferred to the GDR.