Lagerlöf, Selma

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Selma Lagerlof
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Lagerlof, Selma Gender: F
born on 20 November 1858 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Varmland, Sweden, 59n50, 13e10
Timezone LMT m13e10 (is local mean time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 28°16' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 24°38 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 13°24'


Swedish writer, a storyteller of legends of her native Sweden and the Nobel Prize winner for literature, the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, 1909. Her most noted works are "Gosta Berling," 1891 and "The Wonderful Adventures of Nils" 1907.

Lagerlof had polio as a child. Her father was forced to work as a school teacher after a long illness that caused them to loose their family estate. Upon winning her Nobel Prize award, she used the money to purchase their family estates and remained there until her death 3/16/1940.

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  • Death, Cause unspecified 16 March 1940 (Age 81)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Prize 1909 (Nobel Prize for literature)

Source Notes

S.S. No.537


  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize (Literature)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Polio (As a child)