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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Carl Michael Bellman (1740–1795)

Bellman, Carl Michael (bel’män). A noted Swedish poet; born in Stockholm, Feb. 4, 1740; died there, Feb. 11, 1795. His poems were often improvisations, and the airs of his songs were largely of his own composition. As singer of the rollicking life of a capital city he is unsurpassed. A colossal bronze bust of Bellman by Byström was erected in the Zoölogical Garden at Stockholm in 1829, and there a popular festival is held yearly in his honor. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).