Verner von Heidenstam

Verner von Heidenstam

Birth
Olshammar, Askersunds kommun, Örebro län, Sweden
Death 20 May 1940 (aged 80)
Motala kommun, Östergötlands län, Sweden
Burial Motala, Motala kommun, Östergötlands län, Sweden
Memorial ID 8054070 · View Source
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Acclaimed Swedish poet, author and essayist. His first collection of poems, ”Vallfart och vandringsår” (Pilgrimage and wanderyears) was released in 1888, and met great recognition. He challanged the contemporary literature and called for a renaissance of fantasy, beauty and national themes, instead of naturalism that prevailed at the time. This opposition he voiced in ”Renässans” (1889). He beacme a member of The Swedish Academy (of literature) in 1912, and received the Nobel Prize for Literature 1916. The last 25 years of his life, he produced almost nothing. Verner von Heidenstam is buried at his private estate, Övralid.

Bio by: Peter Robsahm


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  • Originally Created by: Peter Robsahm
  • Added: 2 Nov 2003
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Verner von Heidenstam (6 Jul 1859–20 May 1940), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8054070, citing Övralid, Motala, Motala kommun, Östergötlands län, Sweden ; Maintained by Find A Grave .