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Viktor Rydberg (1828–1895)

Rydberg, Abraham Viktor (rid’berG). A Swedish man of letters; born at Jönköping, Dec. 18, 1828; died at Stockholm, Sept. 21, 1895. He was regarded as one of the chief littérateurs of Sweden. He produced several translations, among them Goethe’s ‘Faust’; a novel, ‘The Last of the Athenians’ (1859), a picture of the last conflict between Paganism and Christianity; many poems; a number of æsthetic and historical studies; and a series of works on the philosophy of religion, including ‘The Doctrines of Christ according to the Bible’ (1862), ‘Magic of the Middle Ages’ (1864), ‘Romish Legends of the Apostles Peter and Paul’ (1871), and ‘The Primitive Patriarchs’ Genealogies in Genesis’ (1873). His ‘Teutonic Mythology’ (1886) is a brilliant piece of work, but useless from a scientific standpoint.