Harry Martinson

1904 - 1978

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Harry Martinson (6 May 1904 – 11 February 1978) was a Swedish author, poet and former sailor. In 1949 he was elected into the Swedish Academy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harry Martinson has received more than 147,305 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Harry Martinson is the 597th most popular writer (down from 561st in 2019), the 84th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 79th 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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  • 73

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Among writers, Harry Martinson ranks 597 out of 5,794Before him are Mihai Eminescu, Anthony Burgess, Dino Buzzati, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, France Prešeren, and August Wilhelm Schlegel. After him are Robert Ludlum, John le Carré, Georg Büchner, Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, Juan Ramón Jiménez, and Bai Juyi.

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Among people born in 1904, Harry Martinson ranks 20Before him are George Gamow, Pavel Cherenkov, Alexei Kosygin, Karl Brandt, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, and René Lacoste. After him are John Hicks, Wendell Meredith Stanley, Gregory Bateson, Hans Albert Einstein, Joan Crawford, and Glenn Miller. Among people deceased in 1978, Harry Martinson ranks 23Before him are Ricardo Zamora, Jim Jones, Hasso von Manteuffel, Willy Messerschmitt, Kurt Student, and Harold Lasswell. After him are Mohammed Daoud Khan, Ronnie Peterson, Ed Wood, Houari Boumédiène, Norman Rockwell, and Jomo Kenyatta.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Harry Martinson ranks 84 out of 1,296Before him are Marie Taglioni (1804), Olaus Magnus (1490), Jenny Lind (1820), Charles VIII of Sweden (1409), Keke Rosberg (1948), and Eric the Victorious (945). After him are Stieg Larsson (1954), Ermanaric (400), Arne Tiselius (1902), Ronnie Peterson (1944), Verner von Heidenstam (1859), and Axel Munthe (1857).

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), Erik Axel Karlfeldt (1864), and Eyvind Johnson (1900). After him are Stieg Larsson (1954), Verner von Heidenstam (1859), Per Olov Enquist (1934), Maj Sjöwall (1935), Jan Guillou (1944), and Ellen Key (1849).