Rabindranath Tagore was born on May 7 ,1861 and he died on August 7 ,1941. He died when he was 80 years old. Rabindranath Tagore was home schooled , although when he was 17, he was sent to England for formal schooling,and he did not finish studies there. Tagore was knighted by the ruling British Government in 1915,but within a few years he resigned the honour as a protest against British policies in India. Rabindranath wrote poems,songs,novels,stories,dramas and speeches in fact, he even wrote the Indian National Anthem. He was also a leader of Bramo Samaj,which was a new religious sect in the 19-century in Bengal. Rabindranath Tagore was also the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in literature. Tagore wrote poetry as an 8 year old. Tagore also interacted with Henri Bergson,Albert Einstein , Robert Frost,Thomas Mann and Bernard Shaw. Tagore wrote 8 novels and 4 novellas. On March 25,2004, Tagore's Nobel Prize was stolen from the safety vault in Visva - Bhariti University along with many of his belongings. On December 7, 2004, Swedish Academy decided to present 2 replicas of Tagore's Nobel Prize, 1 made of gold and the other made of bronze, to Visva- Bhariti University. Tagore was renowned throughout much of Europe, North America, and East Asia. He co-founded Dartington Hall School, a really good institution and in Japan he influenced such figures as laureate Yasunari Kawabata. Tagore's works were widely translated into English,Dutch,German,Spanish, and other European languages. Which makes him a very well known writer.