Oxenstierna, Johan Gabriel

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.