Elsa Beskow

1874 - 1953

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Elsa Beskow (née Maartman) (11 February 1874 – 30 June 1953) was a famous Swedish author and illustrator of children's books. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elsa Beskow has received more than 97,929 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Elsa Beskow is the 1,948th most popular writer (down from 1,759th in 2019), the 279th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 259th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Swedish Writer.

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  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

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Among writers, Elsa Beskow ranks 1,948 out of 5,794Before her are Israel Joshua Singer, Robert James Waller, John W. Campbell, Yasutaka Tsutsui, Rhonda Byrne, and Ana María Matute. After her are Zinaida Gippius, Luigi Illica, Malcolm Lowry, Louis Paul Boon, John of Kronstadt, and Archibald Gracie IV.

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Among people born in 1874, Elsa Beskow ranks 62Before her are Johannes Schober, Max Dvořák, Marguerite Long, Wu Peifu, Martin Lowry, and Lina Cavalieri. After her are Huang Xing, William Lyon Mackenzie King, Carl Schlechter, William Foulke, Gustave Whitehead, and Franz Schmidt. Among people deceased in 1953, Elsa Beskow ranks 54Before her are Jacques Thibaud, Nobutake Kondō, Yasuhito, Prince Chichibu, René Fonck, Prince Oscar Bernadotte, and Sergey Belyavsky. After her are Julian Tuwim, Chōjun Miyagi, Hjalmar Hammarskjöld, Albert Gleizes, Helene Mayer, and James Finlayson.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Elsa Beskow ranks 279 out of 1,296Before her are Krister Henriksson (1946), Princess Margaretha of Sweden (1899), Lena Olin (1955), Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland (1979), Lars Magnus Ericsson (1846), and Princess Cecilia of Sweden (1807). After her are Lars Fredrik Nilson (1840), Björn Waldegård (1943), Jan Troell (1931), Ivar Kreuger (1880), Lill-Babs (1938), and Monica Zetterlund (1937).

Among WRITERS In Sweden

Among writers born in Sweden, Elsa Beskow ranks 25Before her are Camilla Läckberg (1974), Olaus Petri (1493), Maria Gripe (1923), Catherine Vasa of Sweden (1539), Karin Boye (1900), and Hjalmar Söderberg (1869). After her are Frans G. Bengtsson (1894), Vilhelm Moberg (1898), Marianne Fredriksson (1927), Ulf Stark (1944), Liza Marklund (1962), and Carl Jonas Love Almqvist (1793).