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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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harry Martinson has received more than 197,238 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 73 in 2019). Harry Martinson is the 610th most popular writer (down from 597th in 2019), the 85th most popular biography from Sweden (down 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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  • 200k

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  • 64.80

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  • 72

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.86

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.66

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Harry Martinson ranks 610 out of 5,755Before him are Anne Rice, Walther von der Vogelweide, Ivar Aasen, Novatian, Alexander Herzen, and Hermann Broch. After him are Al-Zamakhshari, Bai Juyi, Karl Kraus, Ivan Krylov, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

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Among people born in 1904, Harry Martinson ranks 29Before him are Lal Bahadur Shastri, Hans Albert Einstein, Werner Forssmann, John Hicks, Luis Carrero Blanco, and Gregory Bateson. After him are Dmitry Kabalevsky, Witold Gombrowicz, Hans Morgenthau, Ernst Mayr, Willem de Kooning, and Wendell Meredith Stanley. Among people deceased in 1978, Harry Martinson ranks 25Before him are Ricardo Zamora, Kurt Student, Hasso von Manteuffel, Willy Messerschmitt, Harold Lasswell, and John Cazale. After him are Houari Boumédiène, Claude François, Norman Rockwell, W. Eugene Smith, Herta Oberheuser, and Jomo Kenyatta.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Harry Martinson ranks 85 out of 1,612Before him are Eric the Victorious (945), Anders Zorn (1860), Lars Vilks (1946), Alva Myrdal (1902), Bibi Andersson (1935), and Charles VIII of Sweden (1409). After him are Jenny Lind (1820), Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1700), Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland (1861), Stieg Larsson (1954), Verner von Heidenstam (1859), and Ermanaric (400).

Among WRITERS In Sweden

Among writers born in Sweden, Harry Martinson ranks 9Before him are August Strindberg (1849), Tomas Tranströmer (1931), Erik Axel Karlfeldt (1864), Pär Lagerkvist (1891), Henning Mankell (1948), and Eyvind Johnson (1900). After him are Stieg Larsson (1954), Verner von Heidenstam (1859), Ellen Key (1849), Per Olov Enquist (1934), Maj Sjöwall (1935), and Stig Dagerman (1923).