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August Strindberg

1849 - 1912

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Johan August Strindberg (, Swedish: [ˈǒːɡɵst ˈstrɪ̂nːdbærj] (listen); 22 January 1849 – 14 May 1912) was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter. A prolific writer who often drew directly on his personal experience, Strindberg wrote more than sixty plays and more than thirty works of fiction, autobiography, history, cultural analysis, and politics during his career, which spanned four decades. A bold experimenter and iconoclast throughout, he explored a wide range of dramatic methods and purposes, from naturalistic tragedy, monodrama, and history plays, to his anticipations of expressionist and surrealist dramatic techniques. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of August Strindberg has received more than 1,216,381 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). August Strindberg is the 131st most popular writer (down from 128th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 15th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Swedish Writer.

August Strindberg is most famous for his writing. He was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist, and painter.

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Among writers, August Strindberg ranks 131 out of 5,755Before him are Apuleius, H. P. Lovecraft, Robert Louis Stevenson, Haruki Murakami, Walter Scott, and Guy de Maupassant. After him are Carlo Collodi, Günter Grass, Charles Baudelaire, Rudyard Kipling, Charlotte Brontë, and Catullus.

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Among people born in 1849, August Strindberg ranks 2Before him is Ivan Pavlov. After him are Muhammad Abduh, August von Mackensen, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Édouard-Henri Avril, Bernhard von Bülow, Felix Klein, Alfred von Tirpitz, John William Waterhouse, Sergei Witte, and Bertha Benz. Among people deceased in 1912, August Strindberg ranks 3Before him are Emperor Meiji and Henri Poincaré. After him are Jules Massenet, Edward Smith, Bram Stoker, Frédéric Passy, Frederick VIII of Denmark, Karl May, Thomas Andrews, Robert Falcon Scott, and Joseph Lister.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, August Strindberg ranks 17 out of 1,612Before him are Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (1946), Ingvar Kamprad (1926), Svante Arrhenius (1859), Christina, Queen of Sweden (1626), Jöns Jacob Berzelius (1779), and Ingrid Bergman (1915). After him are Greta Garbo (1905), Oleg of Novgorod (900), Sigismund III Vasa (1566), Bridget of Sweden (1303), Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882), and Gustav I of Sweden (1496).

Among WRITERS In Sweden

Among writers born in Sweden, August Strindberg ranks 3Before him are Astrid Lindgren (1907) and Selma Lagerlöf (1858). After him are Tomas Tranströmer (1931), Erik Axel Karlfeldt (1864), Pär Lagerkvist (1891), Henning Mankell (1948), Eyvind Johnson (1900), Harry Martinson (1904), Stieg Larsson (1954), Verner von Heidenstam (1859), and Ellen Key (1849).