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Verner von Heidenstam

Swedish writer (1859-1940)

1859   -   1940


country of citizenship: Sweden
native language: Swedish
languages spoken, written or signed: Swedish
occupation: writer, poet, painter
award received: Nobel Prize in Literature, Honorary doctor of the Heidelberg University, Samfundet De Nio's Grand Prize, Goethe-Medaille für Kunst und Wissenschaft
position held: seat 8 of the Swedish Academy

Carl Gustaf Verner von Heidenstam (6 July 1859 – 20 May 1940) was a Swedish poet, novelist and laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1916. He was a member of the Swedish Academy from 1912. His poems and prose work are filled with a great joy of life, sometimes imbued with a love of Swedish history and scenery, particularly its physical aspects.
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