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Frans Michael Franzén (1772–1847)

Franzén, Frans Michael (fränt-sān’). A Swedish poet; born at Uleåborg in Finland, Feb. 9, 1772; died on Aug. 14, 1847. He was professor of literature and ethics in the University of Abo; but after the annexation of Finland to Russia he settled in Sweden, and in 1831 was made Bishop of Hernösand. As a poet he refused to adopt the didactic manner then regnant in Swedish poetry, and wrote in an unaffected idyllic vein with singular grace of style. His collected works were published in 5 vols. (1824–36).