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.
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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.Use this list of renowned Swiss poets to discover some new poets that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (8 items)
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, Das Goetheanum, from 1921-1963. His earliest works, predating his encounter with anthroposophy, already manifest a spiritual awareness. His later works, which reflect a vision of the world permeated by metaphysical powers of good and evil, draw on a wide range of esoteric European and Asian traditions. ...more
Age: Died at 79 (1884-1963)
Birthplace: Wynau, Switzerlandsee more on Albert Steffen
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 and scholar, Father Gall Morel. The boy's intellectual bent was confirmed at the Jesuit school at Feldkirch, where he spent his last two gymnasial years. After passing an examination he entered the Society of Jesus in 1860. After his studies in 1874 he was assigned to the editorial staff of the periodical Stimmen aus Maria-Laach, which had been founded three years before. He wrote for the journal ...more
Age: Died at 69 (1841-1910)
Birthplace: St. Gallen, Switzerlandsee more on Alexander Baumgartner
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
Age: Died at 74 (1887-1961)
Birthplace: La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerlandsee more on Blaise Cendrars
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
Age: Died at 79 (1845-1924)
Birthplace: Liestal, Switzerlandsee more on Carl Spitteler