Henrik Schück

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Henrik Schück
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Henrik Schück (2 November 1855 – 3 October 1947) was a Swedish literary historian, university professor and author.


Johan Henrik Emil Schück was a professor at the Lund University 1890-1898. He was a professor at Uppsala University 1898-1920 and later Rector 1905-1918. He was a member of the Swedish Academy 1913-1947, holding seat 3. He served as a member of the Nobel Committee of the academy 1920-1936. He was Chairman of the Board of the Nobel Foundation 1918-1929. He was also a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.[1] [2]

In 1880 Schück was one of the founders of the Swedish Literature Society in Uppsala. He developed a reputation as a foremost literary historical researchers. He worked on the development of historic literature studies with university professor and librarian of the Nobel Library of the Swedish Academy, Karl Johan Warburg (1852-1918). They jointed edited Illustrerad svensk litteraturhistoria which covers Swedish literature for the period up to 1870. He also wrote a series of biographies of historic figures including Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson, Olaus Petri, King Gustav III as well as William Shakespeare.[3]

Selected works[edit]

  • William Schakspere, hans lif och verksamhet, (1883-84)
  • Skrifter i svensk litteraturhistoria, (1887)
  • Våra äldsta historiska folkvisor, (1891)
  • Lars Wivallius, hans lif och dikter, 2 vol., (1893-95)
  • Allmän litteraturhistoria, (several versions)
  • Bidrag till svensk bokhistoria, (1900)
  • Engelbrekt (1915)
  • Illustrerad svensk litteraturhistoria, three volumes; with Karl Warburg (1917–18)


  1. ^ Henrik Schück (Nordisk familjebok)
  2. ^ Henrik Schück (Svenskt biografiskt handlexikon)
  3. ^ Johan Henrik Emil Schück (Nordic Authors)

Other sources[edit]

  • Johannesson, Hans-Erik and Lars Lönnroth (1990) Den Svenska Litteraturen VII ISBN 91-34-51422-8
  • This article is fully or partially based on material from Nordisk familjebok, Schück ,Johan Henrik Emil 1855-1947.

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Cultural offices
Preceded by
Carl Gustaf Malmström
Swedish Academy,
Seat No 3

Succeeded by
Henrik Samuel Nyberg
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Fredrik Wachtmeister
Chairman of the Nobel Foundation
Succeeded by
Hjalmar Hammarskjöld