switzerland Famous Poets from Switzerland

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List of notable or famous poets from Switzerland, with bios and photos, including the top poets born in Switzerland and even some popular poets who immigrated to Switzerland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Swiss poets then this list is the perfect resource for you. These poets are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known poet from Switzerland is included when available.

List contains people like Hermann Hesse and Philippe Jaccottet.

This historic poets from Switzerland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Swiss poets of note?" and "Who are the most famous poets from Switzerland?" These prominent poets of Switzerland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Swiss poets.

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Albert Steffen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Poets from Switzerland
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Albert Steffen was a poet, painter, dramatist, essayist, and novelist. He joined the Theosophical Society in Germany in 1910, and the Anthroposophical Society in 1912 and became its president after the death of its founder, Rudolf Steiner, in 1925. Steffen was chief editor of the society's journal, ...more

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Age: Died at 79 (1884-1963)

Birthplace: Wynau, Switzerland

Profession: Painter, Poet, Novelist, Essayist

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Alexander Baumgartner was a poet and writer on the history of literature. His father was Gallus Jacob Baumgartner, a prominent statesman. At the abbey school of Maria Einsiedeln in Switzerland, where Alexander when fourteen years old began his higher studies, he was influenced by the well-known poet ...more

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Age: Died at 69 (1841-1910)

Birthplace: St. Gallen, Switzerland

Profession: Poet, Writer

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Blaise Cendrars is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Poets from Switzerland
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Frédéric-Louis Sauser, better known as Blaise Cendrars, was a Swiss-born novelist and poet who became a naturalized French citizen in 1916. He was a writer of considerable influence in the European modernist movement. ...more

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Age: Died at 74 (1887-1961)

Birthplace: La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

Profession: Poet, Novelist, Actor, Film Director

Credits: Sutter's Gold, Venom and Eternity, Um Filme 100% Brazileiro, Autour de la roue

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Carl Spitteler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Poets from Switzerland
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Carl Friedrich Georg Spitteler was a Swiss poet who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1919 "in special appreciation of his epic, Olympian Spring". His work includes both pessimistic and heroic poems. ...more

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Age: Died at 79 (1845-1924)

Birthplace: Liestal, Switzerland

Profession: Poet, Writer

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