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Johan Henrik Kellgren (1 December 1751-1795), Swedish poet and critic, was born at Floby in West Gothland. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (582x717, 79 KB) Swedish writer Johan Henric Kellgren Source: Svenska Familj-Journalen License: PD File links The following pages link to this file: Johan Henrik Kellgren ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (582x717, 79 KB) Swedish writer Johan Henric Kellgren Source: Svenska Familj-Journalen License: PD File links The following pages link to this file: Johan Henrik Kellgren ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events Adam Smith is appointed professor of logic at the University of Glasgow March 25 - For the last time, New Years Day is legally on March 25 in England and Wales. ... 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


He studied at the university of Åbo (Turku), and had already some reputation as a poet when in 1774 he there became a "decent" in aesthetics. Three years later he removed to Stockholm, where in conjunction with Assessor Carl Lenngren he began in 1778 the publication of the journal Stockholmsposten, of which he was sole editor from 1788 onwards. Kellgren was librarian to Gustavus III from 1780, and from 1785 his private secretary. On the institution of the Swedish Academy in 1786 he was appointed one of its first members. He died at Stockholm on the 20th of April 1795. Province Western Finland Region Finland Proper Sub-region Turku City manager Mikko Pukkinen Official languages Finnish, Swedish Area  - total  - land ranked 311th 245. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Old town in Stockholm from the air (help· info) is the capital of Sweden, located on the east coast at the entrance of lake Mälaren. ... Gustav III (13 January 1746 (O.S.) (24 January 1746 (N.S.))–March 29, 1792) was King of Sweden from 1771 until his death. ... The Swedish Academy or Svenska Akademien, founded in 1786 by King Gustav III, is one of the Royal Academies of Sweden. ...


His strong satiric tendency led him into numerous controversies, the chief that with the critic Thomas Thorild, against whom he directed his satire Nytt försök till orimmad vers, where he sneers at the "raving of Shakespeare" and "the convulsions of Goethe." His lack of humour detracts from the interest of his polemical writings. His poetical works are partly lyrical, partly dramatic; of the plays the versification belongs to him, the plots being due to Gustavus III. The songs interspersed in the four operas which they produced in common, viz., Gustaf Vasa, Gustaf Adolf och Ebba Brahe, Aeneas i Carthago, and Drottning Kristina, are wholly the work of Kellgren. Satire is a literary technique of writing or art which exposes the follies of its subject (for example, individuals, organizations, or states) to ridicule, often as an intended means of provoking or preventing change. ... Thomas Thorild (April 18, 1759 - October 1, 1808), was a Swedish poet, critic and philosopher. ... William Shakespeare—born April 1564; baptised April 26, 1564; died April 23, 1616 (O.S.), May 3, 1616 (N.S.)—has a reputation as the greatest of all writers in English. ... Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (pronounced [gø tə]) (August 28, 1749–March 22, 1832) was a German writer, politician, humanist, scientist, and philosopher. ... The foyer of Charles Garniers Opéra, Paris, opened 1875 Opera refers to a dramatic art form, originating in Europe, in which the emotional content is conveyed to the audience as much through music, both vocal and instrumental, as it is through the lyrics. ...


From about the year 1788 a higher and graver feeling pervades Kellgren's verses, partly owing to the influence of the works of Lessing and Goethe, but probably more directly due to his controversy with Thorild. Of his minor poems written before that date the most important are the charming spring-song Vinterns valde lyktar, and the satrical Mina Löjen and Man äger ej snille för det man är galen. The best productions of what is called his later period are the satire Ljusets fiender, the comic poem Dumboms lefverne, the warmly patriotic Kantatd. i. Jan. 1789, the ode Till Kristina, the fragment Sigwart och Hilma, and the beautiful song Nya skapelsen, both in thought and form the finest of his works. Among his lyrics are the choicest fruits of the Gustavian age of Swedish letters. His earlier efforts, indeed, express the superficial doubt and pert frivolousness characteristic of his time; but in the works of his riper years he is no mere "poet of pleasure," as Thorild contemptuously styled him, but a worthy exponent of earnest moral feeling and wise human sympathies in felicitous and melodious verse. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (January 22, 1729 - February 15, 1781), writer, philosopher, publicist, and art thinker, is the most outstanding German representative of the Enlightenment era. ...


His Samlade skrifter ("Collected works", 3 vols., 1796; a later edition, 1884-1885) were revised by himself. His correspondence with Rosenstein and with Clewberg was edited by H. Schück (1886-1887 and 1894). See Wieselgren, Sveriges skona litteratur (1833-1849); Atterbom, Svenska siare och skalder (1841-1855); C. W. Bottiger in Transactions of the Swedish Academy, xlv. 107 seq. (1870); and Gustaf Ljunggren's Kellgren, Leopold, och Thorild, and his Svenska vitterhetens hafder (1873-1877). Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom (1790 - 1855) was a Swedish romantic poet, and a member of the Swedish Academy. ... Gustaf HÃ¥kan Jordan Ljunggren (6 March 1823 – 13 August 1905), Swedish man of letters, was born at Lund, the son of a clergyman. ...


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JOHAN HENRIK KELLGREN (1751-1795), Swedish poet and critic, was born at Floby in West Gothland, on the 1st of December 175r.
From about the year 1788 a higher and graver feeling pervades Kellgren's verses, partly owing to the influence of the works of Lessing and Goethe, but probably more directly due to his controversy with Thorild.
Of his minor poems written before that date the most important are the charming spring-song Vinterns vdlde lyktar, and the satrical Mina lojen and Man eger ej snille for det man sir galen.
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