Carl Wilhelm Böttiger

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Carl Wilhelm Böttiger
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Portrait by Olof Johan Södermark

Carl Wilhelm Böttiger (15 May 1807 - 22 December 1878) was a Swedish writer.


He was born in Västerås, and studied at the University of Uppsala, where, after extensive travels, he was appointed professor of modern literature in 1845, and in 1858 professor of aesthetics, from which post he retired in 1867.


He was exceedingly active as translator, poet, dramatist, and literary critic. Most of his publications in the latter capacity appeared among the Transactions of the Swedish Academy. It is perhaps by his verse that he is best known. His publications include:

His Samlade Skrifter (Collected Works) appeared at Stockholm (6 vols., 1856–81).


Cultural offices
Preceded by
Esaias Tegnér
Swedish Academy,
Seat No.8

Succeeded by
Carl David af Wirsén