See also:Swedish poet, was
See also:born at
See also:Uleaborg in Finland on the 9th of
See also:February 1772 . At thirteen he entered the university of
See also:Abo, where he attended the lectures of H . G . Porthan (1739-1804), a
See also:pioneer in the study of Finnish
See also:history and
See also:legend . He graduated in 1789, and became " eloquentiae docens " in 1792 . Three years later he started on a tour through Denmark, Germany, France and England, returning in 1796 to accept the
See also:office of university librarian at Abo . In r8or he became
See also:professor of history and ethics, and in 18o8 was elected a member of the Swedish Academy . On the cession of Finland to Russia,
See also:Franzen removed to Sweden, where he was- successively appointed
See also:priest of Kumla in the
See also:diocese of Strengnas (,8,o),
See also:minister of the
See also:Church in
See also:Stockholm (1824) and
See also:bishop of
See also:Hernosand (1831) . He died at Sabra parsonage on the 14th of
See also:August 1847 . From the autumn of 1793, when his Till en ung Flicka and Menniskans anlete were inserted by Keligren in the Slockholmspost, Franzen
See also:grew in popular favour by means of many minor poems of singular simplicity and truth, as Till
See also:Selma, Den gamle knekten, Riddar St GOran, De Send blommorna, Modren vid vaggan, Nyarsmorgonen and Stjernhimmelen . His songs Goda gosse glaset tom, Sorj ej den gryende dagen forut, Champagnevinet and Bevdringssang were widely sung, and in 1797 he won the prize of the Swedish Academy by his Sang ofver grefve Filip Ovule . Henceforth his muse, touched with the
See also:academic spirit, grew more reflective and didactic .
See also:works, as Emili eller en afton i Lappland, and the epics Svante
See also:Sture eller
See also:motet vid Alvastra, Kolumbus eller Amerikas upptdckt and Gustaf Adolf i Tyskland (the last two incomplete), though
See also:rich in beauties of detail, are far inferior to his shorter pieces . The poetical works of Franzen are collected under the title Skaldestycken (7 vols., 1824–1861) ; new ed., Samlade dikter, with a biography by A . A . Grafstrom (1867–1869); also a selection (Valda dikter) in 2 vols . (1871) . His
See also:prose writings, Om Svenska drotlningar (Abo, 1798;
See also:Orebro, 1823), Skrifter i obunden stil, vol. i . (1835), Predikningar (5 vols., 1841–1845) and Minnesteckningar, prepared for the Academy (3 vols., 1848-186o), are marked by faithful
See also:portraiture and purity of
See also:style . See B . E . Malmstrom, in the . Handlingar of the Swedish Academy (1852, new series 1887), vol. i.; S . A .
Hollander, Minne of F . M . Franzen (Orebro, 1868) ; F . Cygnaeus, Teckningar ur F . M . Franzins lefnad (
See also:Helsingfors, 1872) ; and Gustaf Ljunggren, Svenska vitterhetens hafder efter Gustaf III.'s dOd, vol. ii . (1876) .
ROBERT FRANZ (1815-1892)
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