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Esaias Tegnér

Swedish poet, professor and bishop

1782   -   1846

genre: narrative poetry
country of citizenship: Sweden
educated at: Lund University
occupation: poet, priest, writer, university teacher

Esaias Tegnér (Swedish: [tɛŋˈneːr]; 13 November 1782 (1782-11-13), Värmland – 2 November 1846 (1846-11-03), Växjö, Småland) was a Swedish writer, professor of Greek language, and bishop. He was during the 19th century regarded as the father of modern poetry in Sweden, mainly through the national romantic epic Frithjof's Saga. He has been called Sweden's first modern man. Much is known about him, and he also wrote openly about himself.
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Frithiofs saga

book by Esaias Tegnér

author: Esaias Tegnér

Frithiof och Ingeborg

poem written by Esaias Tegnér

author: Esaias Tegnér

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