See also:Swedish historian, was
See also:born at Hesselskog, Dalsland, Sweden, on the 7th of
See also:February 1795 . He was educated at
See also:Upsala, took
See also:holy orders in 182o, was made a
See also:doctor of philosophy in 1821, and in 1823 began to publish the
See also:work of his
See also:life, the Stories from Swedish
See also:History . He did not bring this labour to a close until, fifty-six years later, he published the
See also:sixth and crowning
See also:volume of his vast enterprise .
See also:Fryxell, as a historian, appealed to every class by the picturesqueness of his
See also:style and the breadth of his
See also:research; he had the
See also:gift of awakening to an extraordinary degree the
See also:national sense in his readers . In 1824 he published his Swedish Grammar, which was long without a
See also:rival . In 1833 he received the title of
See also:professor, and in 1835 he was appointed to the incumbency of Sunne, in the
See also:diocese of
See also:Karlstad, where he resided for the
See also:remainder of his life . In 1840 he was elected to the Swedish Academy in succession to the poet Wallin (1779-1839) . In 1847 Fryxell received from his
See also:bishop permission to withdraw from all the services of the
See also:Church, that he might devote himself without interruption to
See also:historical investigation . Among his numerous minor writings are prominent his Characteristics of Sweden between 1592 and z600 (183o), his Origins of thee In-accuracy with which the History of Sweden in Catholic Times has been Treated (1847), and his Contributions to the
See also:Literary History of Sweden . It is now beginning to be seen that the abundant labours of Fryxell were rather of a popular than of a scientific
See also:order, and although their influence during his lifetime was unbounded, it is only
See also:fair to later and exacter historians to admit that they threaten to become obsolete in more than one direction . On the 21st of
See also:March 1881 Anders Fryxell died at
See also:Stockholm, and in 1884 his daughter Eva Fryxell (born 1829) published from his MS. an interesting History of My History, which was really a literary autobiography and displays the persistency and tirelessness of his
See also:industry . (E .
SIR EDWARD FRY (1827– )
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