sweden Famous Poets from Sweden

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List of notable or famous poets from Sweden, with bios and photos, including the top poets born in Sweden and even some popular poets who immigrated to Sweden. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Swedish 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 Sweden is included when available.

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

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Åke Hodell was a Swedish fighter pilot, poet, author, text-sound composer, and artist. Son of author Björn Hodell and brother of actor Ulla Hodell. Hodell was trained as a fighter pilot, but after a crash during practice July 17, 1941, he had to spend the next few years in hospital. This became a ...more

Age: Died at 81 (1919-2000)

Profession: Poet, Artist

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Artur Lundkvist is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Poets from Sweden
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Artur Lundkvist was a Swedish writer, poet and literary critic. He was a member of the Swedish Academy from 1968. He wrote around 80 books, and his works have been translated into some 30 languages. Lundkvist published a number of poems, including Om natten. He is also noted for having translated ...more

Age: Died at 85 (1906-1991)

Birthplace: Perstorp Municipality, Sweden

Profession: Poet, Literary critic, Writer

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August Strindberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Poets from Sweden
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Johan August Strindberg was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter. A prolific writer who often drew directly on his personal experience, Strindberg's career spanned four decades, during which time he wrote over 60 plays and more than 30 works of fiction, autobiography, history, ...more

Age: Died at 63 (1849-1912)

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Profession: Painter, Poet, Novelist, Screenwriter, Author, + more

Credits: Miss Julie, Miss Julie, Dreamplay, Dance of Death, De vader, + more

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#21 on The Greatest Playwrights in History

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Bruno Keats Öijer is a renowned contemporary Swedish poet. ...more

Age: 64

Birthplace: Sweden

Profession: Poet

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