Harry Martinson

1904 - 1978

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Harry Martinson (6 May 1904 – 11 February 1978) was a Swedish writer, poet and former sailor. In 1949 he was elected into the Swedish Academy. He was awarded a joint Nobel Prize in Literature in 1974 together with fellow Swede Eyvind Johnson "for writings that catch the dewdrop and reflect the cosmos". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harry Martinson has received more than 199,716 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Harry Martinson is the 570th most popular writer (up from 609th in 2019), the 81st most popular biography from Sweden (up from 84th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Swedish Writer.

Harry Martinson is most famous for his poetry, which is often characterized by its use of the Swedish language and its focus on the natural world.

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  • 76

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.37

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.67

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Notable Works

Resor utan mål
Nässlorna blomma
Kap farväl!
Vägen ut
Vägen till Klockrike

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Over the past year Harry Martinson has had the most page views in the with 62,059 views, followed by English (24,850), and Polish (11,432). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Kazakh (139.85%), Hakka (129.51%), and Ilocano (90.08%)


Among writers, Harry Martinson ranks 570 out of 7,302Before him are Sidney Sheldon, A. A. Milne, Faxian, Romain Gary, William S. Burroughs, and Al-Zamakhshari. After him are Gaius Julius Hyginus, Jaroslav Seifert, Laurence Sterne, Denis of Portugal, Sayat-Nova, and James Baldwin.

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Among people born in 1904, Harry Martinson ranks 22Before him are Graham Greene, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, Karl Brandt, René Lacoste, Pavel Cherenkov, and Hans Albert Einstein. After him are Louis Néel, Glenn Miller, Cary Grant, Joan Crawford, Luis Carrero Blanco, and Witold Gombrowicz. Among people deceased in 1978, Harry Martinson ranks 17Before him are Adolf Dassler, Umberto Nobile, Ramón Mercader, Anastas Mikoyan, Ricardo Zamora, and John Cazale. After him are Kurt Student, Houari Boumédiène, Margaret Mead, Willy Messerschmitt, Ronnie Peterson, and Vincent du Vigneaud.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Harry Martinson ranks 81 out of 1,879Before him are Hannes Alfvén (1908), Sven Hedin (1865), Eric IX of Sweden (1120), Olof Skötkonung (980), Eric the Victorious (945), and Marie Taglioni (1804). After him are Hugo Theorell (1903), Axel Oxenstierna (1583), Kai Siegbahn (1918), Charles VIII of Sweden (1409), Kurt Hamrin (1934), and Birger Jarl (1210).

Among WRITERS In Sweden

Among writers born in Sweden, Harry Martinson ranks 9Before him are August Strindberg (1849), Tomas Tranströmer (1931), Pär Lagerkvist (1891), Henning Mankell (1948), Eyvind Johnson (1900), and Verner von Heidenstam (1859). After him are Stieg Larsson (1954), Ellen Key (1849), Per Olov Enquist (1934), Maj Sjöwall (1935), Karin Boye (1900), and Elsa Beskow (1874).