Robert Capa

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Full NameRobert Capa
Birth NameEndre Ernő Friedmann
Date of BirthOctober 22, 1913
Place of BirthBudapest, Austria-Hungary
Date of DeathMay 25, 1954
Place of DeathThái Bình Province, French Indochina
NationalityHungarian, American (since 1946)
Known forWar photography
Notable Works– Covered five wars: Spanish Civil War, Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II, 1948 Arab–Israeli War, First Indochina War
Accomplishments– Considered one of the greatest combat and adventure photographers – Awarded the Medal of Freedom by U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower for World War II coverage
Career Highlights– Co-founded Magnum Photos in Paris – Documented D-Day landing on Omaha Beach – Covered major events in London, North Africa, Italy, and Paris during World War II
Early Life– Accused of communist sympathies at 18, forced to flee Hungary – Moved to Berlin, then Paris to escape Nazi persecution

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