FRANS MICHAEL FRANZEN
\fɹˈanz mˈa͡ɪkə͡l fɹˈanzən], \fɹˈanz mˈaɪkəl fɹˈanzən], \f_ɹ_ˈa_n_z m_ˈaɪ_k_əl f_ɹ_ˈa_n_z_ə_n]\
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A Swedish poet; born at Uleaborg in Finland, Feb. 9, 1772; died Aug. 14, 1847. He was professor of literature and ethics in the University of Abo; but after the annexation of Finland to Russia he settled in Sweden, and in 1831 was made Bishop of Hernosand. As a poet he refused to adopt the didactic manner then regnant in Swedish poetry, and wrote in an unaffected idyllic vein with singular grace of style. His collected works were published in 5 vols. (1824-36).
By Charles Dudley Warner