Erik Axel Karlfeldt

1864 - 1931

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Erik Axel Karlfeldt (20 July 1864 – 8 April 1931) was a Swedish poet whose highly symbolist poetry masquerading as regionalism was popular and won him the Nobel Prize in Literature posthumously in 1931 after he had been nominated by Nathan Söderblom, member of the Swedish Academy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erik Axel Karlfeldt has received more than 86,260 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Erik Axel Karlfeldt is the 531st most popular writer (down from 386th in 2019), the 70th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 51st in 2019) and the 7th most popular Swedish Writer.

Erik Axel Karlfeldt was a Swedish poet who was most famous for his poem "The Wreath of Immortelles".

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Among writers, Erik Axel Karlfeldt ranks 531 out of 5,794Before him are Gabriela Mistral, Grazia Deledda, Paul Claudel, Georges Perec, Bernard Gui, and Alfred Jarry. After him are Seneca the Elder, Ghalib, Pierre de Ronsard, Robert Walser, Ivan Bunin, and Luo Guanzhong.

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Among people born in 1864, Erik Axel Karlfeldt ranks 14Before him are Hermann Minkowski, Maurice Leblanc, Miguel de Unamuno, Eleftherios Venizelos, Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine, and Princess Stéphanie of Belgium. After him are Alfred Hermann Fried, Charles Cooley, Dmitri Ivanovsky, John Jacob Astor IV, Nellie Bly, and Heinrich Wölfflin. Among people deceased in 1931, Erik Axel Karlfeldt ranks 17Before him are Omar Mukhtar, Theo van Doesburg, Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, Carl Nielsen, F. W. Murnau, and Joseph Joffre. After him are Bhagat Singh, Hermann Müller, Peter Kürten, Martinus Beijerinck, Armand Fallières, and Nathan Söderblom.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Erik Axel Karlfeldt ranks 70 out of 1,296Before him are Anders Zorn (1860), Haakon VI of Norway (1340), Hilma af Klint (1862), Louise of Sweden (1851), Olof Skötkonung (980), and Sven Hedin (1865). After him are Bibi Andersson (1935), Axel Oxenstierna (1583), Theodor Svedberg (1884), Zlatan Ibrahimović (1981), Klas Pontus Arnoldson (1844), and Gustaf Dalén (1869).

Among WRITERS In Sweden

Among writers born in Sweden, Erik Axel Karlfeldt ranks 7Before him are Astrid Lindgren (1907), Selma Lagerlöf (1858), August Strindberg (1849), Tomas Tranströmer (1931), Pär Lagerkvist (1891), and Henning Mankell (1948). After him are Eyvind Johnson (1900), Harry Martinson (1904), Stieg Larsson (1954), Verner von Heidenstam (1859), Per Olov Enquist (1934), and Maj Sjöwall (1935).