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Carl Michael Bellman

1740 - 1795

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Carl Michael Bellman (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈkɑːɭ ˈmîːkaɛl ˈbɛ̌lːman] ; 4 February 1740 – 11 February 1795) was a Swedish songwriter, composer, musician, poet, and entertainer. He is a central figure in the Swedish song tradition and remains a powerful influence in Swedish music, as well as in Scandinavian literature, to this day. He has been compared to Shakespeare, Beethoven, Mozart, and Hogarth, but his gift, using elegantly rococo classical references in comic contrast to sordid drinking and prostitution—at once regretted and celebrated in song—is unique.Bellman is best known for two collections of poems set to music, Fredman's epistles (Fredmans epistlar) and Fredman's songs (Fredmans sånger). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Michael Bellman has received more than 212,883 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Carl Michael Bellman is the 328th most popular musician (down from 225th in 2019), the 223rd most popular biography from Sweden (down from 165th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Swedish Musician.

Carl Michael Bellman was a Swedish poet who is most famous for his poem "Fredmans Epistles" which was published in 1790.

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Among musicians, Carl Michael Bellman ranks 328 out of 2,662Before him are Scott McKenzie, Ry Cooder, André Previn, John Densmore, Lee "Scratch" Perry, and Ray Conniff. After him are Ram Narayan, Nicko McBrain, Dave Murray, Robby Krieger, Gustavo Santaolalla, and Joe Strummer.

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Among people born in 1740, Carl Michael Bellman ranks 8Before him are Ivan VI of Russia, Giovanni Paisiello, Empress Go-Sakuramachi, Isabelle de Charrière, Jeanne Baret, and Horace Bénédict de Saussure. After him are Johann Jacob Schweppe, Giambattista Bodoni, Johann van Beethoven, Bernard-René Jourdan de Launay, Louis-Sébastien Mercier, and Franz-Joseph Müller von Reichenstein. Among people deceased in 1795, Carl Michael Bellman ranks 8Before him are Alessandro Cagliostro, Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, François-André Danican Philidor, Sayat-Nova, Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville, and Georg Benda. After him are Honoré III, Prince of Monaco, Samuel Wallis, Ahilyabai Holkar, Archduke Alexander Leopold of Austria, Pieter Boddaert, and Josiah Wedgwood.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Carl Michael Bellman ranks 223 out of 1,612Before him are Lena Olin (1955), Canute II of Sweden (1200), Lennart Bernadotte (1909), Richeza of Poland, Queen of Sweden (1116), Ingemar Johansson (1932), and Carl Linnaeus the Younger (1741). After him are Princess Margaretha of Sweden (1899), Carl Johan Bernadotte (1916), Håkan Nesser (1950), John Ericsson (1803), Henrik Larsson (1971), and Gillis Grafström (1893).

Among MUSICIANS In Sweden

Among musicians born in Sweden, Carl Michael Bellman ranks 7Before him are Björn Ulvaeus (1945), Benny Andersson (1946), Franz Berwald (1796), Per Gessle (1959), Stig Anderson (1931), and Yngwie Malmsteen (1963). After him are Mikkey Dee (1963), Avicii (1989), Jan Johansson (1931), Eric Ericson (1918), Åse Kleveland (1949), and Peter Tägtgren (1970).