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Frans Michael Franzén

Franzén, Frans Michael (fräns mēˈkäĕl fränsānˈ) [key], 1772–1847, Swedish poet, a bishop, b. Finland. He became professor of philosophy at Åbo in 1798. His Ode to Gustaf Philip Creutz (1797) marks the birth of romantic lyric poetry in Sweden.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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