Karlfeldt, Erik Axel

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Karlfeldt, Erik Axel Gender: M
Eriksson, Erik Axel
born on 20 July 1864 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Folkärna, Sweden, 60n09, 16e19
Timezone LMT m16e19 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 27°54' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 14°34 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 17°38'

Erik Axel Karlfeldt


Swedish poet whose highly symbolist poetry masquerading as regionalism was popular and won him the Nobel Prize in Literature posthumously in 1931. It has been rumored that he had been offered, but declined, the award already in 1919.

Initially, his name was Erik Axel Eriksson, but he assumed his new name in 1889, wanting to distance himself from his father, who had suffered the disgrace of a criminal conviction. He studied at Uppsala University, simultaneously supporting himself by teaching school in several places, including Djursholms samskola in the Stockholm suburb of Djursholm and at a school for adults. After completing his studies, he held a position at the Royal Library of Sweden, in Stockholm, for five years.

In 1904 Karlfeldt was elected a member of the Swedish Academy. In 1905 he was elected a member of the Nobel Institute of the Academy, and, in 1907, of the Nobel Committee. In 1912 he was elected permanent secretary of the Academy, a position he held until his death.

Uppsala University, Karlfeldt's alma mater, awarded him the title of Doctor honoris causae in 1917.

He died 8 April 1931.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Taeger quotes Lescaut quoting Barbault


  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession