Definition of Rilke, Rainer Maria in English:

Rilke, Rainer Maria

proper noun

  • (1875–1926), Austrian poet, born in Bohemia; pseudonym of René Karl Wilhelm Josef Maria Rilke. His conception of art as a quasi-religious vocation culminated in his best-known works, the Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus (both 1923).

Pronunciation

Rilke, Rainer Maria

/ˈrilkə/