Fun Facts Friday: Frans Michael Franzén

February 9, 2024

Frans Michael Franzén (9 February, 1772 – 14 August, 1847) was a poet and clergyman from Sweden.

Fun Facts Friday: Frans Michael Franzén
Books by Frans Michael Franzén*

Fun Facts about Frans Michael Franzén:

  1. Frans Michael Franzén was born in Oulu, Sweden (now part of Finland). He graduated from the Royal Academy of Turku in 1789.
  2. Three years after graduating, he embarked on a European tour traveling to Denmark, Germany, England, and France.
  3. When he returned to Sweden, he accepted a job as a librarian in Turku, Finland.
  4. Franzén became a professor of history and ethics in 1801 at the university.
  5. In 1808 Frans Michael Franzén was elected as a member of the Swedish Academy. Members of the academy are elected for life and are considered the highest authority on the Swedish language.
  6. Franzén became a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1815.
  7. After the Finnish War (1809), Finland became part of Russia and Mr. Franzén moved to Kumla, Sweden where he held the job as a parish priest, minister of the Klara Church in Stockholm, and finally a Bishop in 1831.
  8. Frans Michael Franzén was married three times. His son-in-law, Anders Abraham Grafström was a poet, and historian, and served with him in the Swedish Academy. Grafström was also Mr. Franzén’s biographer.
  9. Frans Michael Franzén is remembered as mastering a new poetic style in Swedish literature.
  10. Most of Franzén’s poems consist of simple, yet picturesque lyrics embodying the spirit of the Romantic era.

Books by Frans Michael Franzén*

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*Ama­zon links point to an affil­i­ate account, the money is usually spent on books

Sources:

Frans Michael Franzén | 375 Humanists

Frans Michael Franzén | Wikipedia

Frans Mikael Franzén: Finnish-Swedish poet | Britannica

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