Rainer M.Rilke was born on 4 December 1875 in Prague. He is baptized in the name René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke. His parents, Joseph and Sophie Rilke, separate themselves as eight years old. Two years later he visited the military schools in St.Pölten and Moravian-white churches. After a year of training at the Academy of Commerce in Linz, Rilke received private tuition in Prague from 1892 and completed the Abitur in 1895. In 1897, Rilke became acquainted with a native of Russia, Lou Andreas-Salomé, who advised him to Germanize his first name René, to call himself Rainer [1]

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