Famous Swedish Poets

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 1 Jenny Berggren

Jenny Berggren
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Poet
Birthdate: May 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Swedish

 2 Tomas Tranströmer

Tomas Transtromer
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 15, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Swedish

Nobel Prize-winning Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer was raised by his mother after his parents split. He initially worked as a psychologist. Known for books such as 17 dikter, he specialized in modernist imagery and metaphors. A skilled pianist, he played with his left hand after his right side was paralyzed.

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 3 Lukas Moodysson

Lukas Moodysson
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Famous As: Film director, Poet, Writer, Screenwriter, Cartoonist, Director
Birthdate: January 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Swedish

 4 Pär Lagerkvist

Pär Lagerkvist
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Famous As: Writer, Poet, Playwright, Essayist, Screenwriter
Birthdate: May 23, 1891
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Swedish
Died: July 11, 1974

 5 Evert Taube

Evert Taube
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Famous As: Singer, Composer, Musician, Writer, Poet, Songwriter
Birthdate: March 12, 1890
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Swedish
Died: January 31, 1976

 6 Karin Boye

Karin Boye
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Famous As: Writer, Poet, Novelist, Literary critic, Translator, Science fiction writer
Birthdate: October 26, 1900
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Swedish
Died: April 24, 1941

 7 Harry Martinson

Harry Martinson
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Famous As: Writer, Poet, Novelist, Science fiction writer
Birthdate: May 6, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Swedish
Died: February 11, 1978
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 8 Verner von Heidenstam

Verner von Heidenstam
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Famous As: Swedish poet
Birthdate: July 6, 1859
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Swedish
Died: May 20, 1940

 9 Hjalmar Söderberg

Hjalmar Söderberg
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: July 2, 1869
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Swedish
Died: October 14, 1941

 10 Erik Axel Karlfeldt

Erik Axel Karlfeldt
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Famous As: Swedish poet
Birthdate: July 20, 1864
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Swedish
Died: April 8, 1931

 11 Viktor Rydberg

Viktor Rydberg
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 18, 1828
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Swedish
Died: September 21, 1895

 12 Frans G. Bengtsson

Frans G. Bengtsson
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: October 4, 1894
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Swedish
Died: December 19, 1954

 13 Gustaf Fröding

Gustaf Fröding
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 22, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Swedish
Died: February 8, 1911

 14 Lars Wivallius

Lars Wivallius
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1605 AD
Nationality: Swedish
Died: April 6, 1669

 15 Esaias Tegnér

Esaias Tegnér
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: November 13, 1782
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Swedish
Died: November 2, 1846

 16 Gunnar Ekelöf

Gunnar Ekelöf
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: September 15, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Swedish
Died: March 16, 1968

 17 Carl Jonas Love Almqvist

Carl Jonas Love Almqvist
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: November 28, 1793
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Swedish
Died: September 26, 1866

 18 Erik Gustaf Geijer

Erik Gustaf Geijer
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 12, 1783
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Swedish
Died: April 23, 1847

 19 Dan Andersson

Dan Andersson
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: April 6, 1888
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Swedish
Died: September 16, 1920

 20 Artur Lundkvist

Artur Lundkvist
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Swedish
Died: December 11, 1991

 21 Georg Stiernhielm

Georg Stiernhielm
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Famous As: Civil servant
Birthdate: August 7, 1598
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Swedish
Died: April 22, 1672

 22 Lennart Hellsing

Lennart Hellsing
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Famous As: Linguist, Poet, Writer, Translator, Children's writer
Birthdate: June 5, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Swedish
Died: November 25, 2015

 23 Göran Tunström

Göran Tunström
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: May 14, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Swedish
Died: February 5, 2000

 24 Erik Johan Stagnelius

Erik Johan Stagnelius
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: October 14, 1793
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Swedish
Died: April 3, 1823

 25 Hedvig Charlotta Nordenflycht

Hedvig Charlotta Nordenflycht
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: November 28, 1718
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Swedish
Died: June 29, 1763

 26 Anna Maria Lenngren

Anna Maria Lenngren
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 18, 1754
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Swedish
Died: March 8, 1817

 27 Olof von Dalin

Olof von Dalin
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 29, 1708
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Swedish
Died: August 12, 1763

 28 Johan Henric Kellgren

Johan Henric Kellgren
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: December 1, 1751
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Swedish
Died: April 20, 1795

 29 Gustaf Philip Creutz

Gustaf Philip Creutz
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: May 1, 1731
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Swedish
Died: October 30, 1785

 30 Bo Bergman

Bo Bergman
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 6, 1869
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Swedish
Died: November 17, 1967

 31 Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom

Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: January 19, 1790
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Swedish
Died: July 21, 1855

 32 Birgitta Trotzig

Birgitta Trotzig
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 11, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Swedish
Died: May 14, 2011

 33 Lars Gyllensten

Lars Gyllensten
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: November 12, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Swedish
Died: May 25, 2006

 34 Lucidor

Lucidor
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: October 6, 1638
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Swedish
Died: August 13, 1674

 35 Ola Hansson

Ola Hansson
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: November 12, 1860
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Swedish
Died: September 26, 1925

 36 Werner Aspenström

Werner Aspenström
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: November 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Swedish
Died: January 25, 1997

 37 Thomas Thorild

Thomas Thorild
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 18, 1759
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Swedish
Died: October 1, 1808

 38 Oscar Levertin

Oscar Levertin
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: July 17, 1862
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Swedish
Died: September 22, 1906

 39 Birger Sjöberg

Birger Sjöberg
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: December 6, 1885
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Swedish
Died: April 30, 1929

 40 Erik Lindegren

Erik Lindegren
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: August 5, 1910
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Swedish
Died: May 31, 1968

 41 Carl Snoilsky

Carl Snoilsky
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: September 8, 1841
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Swedish
Died: May 19, 1903

 42 Karl Vennberg

Karl Vennberg
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 11, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Swedish
Died: May 12, 1995

 43 Gustaf Fredrik Gyllenborg

Gustaf Fredrik Gyllenborg
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Famous As: Swedish poet
Birthdate: November 25, 1731
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Swedish
Died: March 30, 1808

 44 Bengt Lidner

Bengt Lidner
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 16, 1757
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Swedish
Died: January 4, 1793

 45 Carl Gustaf af Leopold

Carl Gustaf af Leopold
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: February 26, 1756
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Swedish
Died: November 9, 1829

 46 August Strindberg

August Strindberg
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: January 22, 1849
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Swedish
Died: May 14, 1912

August Strindberg was a Swedish playwright, painter, essayist, novelist, and poet. He wrote over 30 works of fiction and more than 60 plays in an illustrious career that spanned 40 years. Widely regarded as the father of modern Swedish literature, Strindberg is best remembered for his work The Red Room, which is considered the first modern Swedish novel.

 47 Eric Stenbock

Eric Stenbock
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 12, 1860
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Swedish
Died: April 26, 1895