Johan Gabriel Oxenstierna

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Oxenstierna, Johan Gabriel


Born July 19, 1750, in Skenäs; died July 29, 1818, in Stockholm. Swedish count, poet, and state figure. Marshal of the empire (1792–1801).

Oxenstierna published his first verse in the early 1770’s. The growing influence that preromanticism exercised on his work is evident in the elegiac poems The Harvests (1796) and Times of the Day (1805), especially in their descriptions of nature and their Rousseauistic themes of “natural” man.


Arbeten, vols. 1–5. Stockholm, 1805–26.


Lamm, M. Johan Gabriel Oxenstierna: en gustaviansk natursvärmaresliv och dikt. Stockholm, 1911.
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Other important writers, who are included in the present volume, are Carl Michael Bellman (1740-1795), Bengt Lidner (1757-1793) and Johan Gabriel Oxenstierna (1750-1818).
In 1769 a young nobleman and poet, Johan Gabriel Oxenstierna, attended a meeting at the home of one of Stockholm's burghers where Bellman held one of hisparodic chapters.
As Richard Terry has written of the English long poems of this kind, these are "poems indeed whose very family resemblance derives in good part from their defiance of genre." (7) The word "poeme" figures on the front page of Gustaf Fredrik Gyllenborg's Essay on the art of poetry (Forsok om skaldekonsten), a didactic poem, but it was also used of Johan Gabriel Oxenstierna's descriptive nature poems in the vein of James Thomson's The Seasons.
Johan Gabriel Oxenstierna. En gustaviansk natursvarmares lif och dikt.