Atterbom, Per Daniel Amadeus

Atterbom, Per Daniel Amadeus
porträtterad 1831 av Johan Gustaf Sandberg
Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, born in Åsbo, Östergötland (Sweden) in 1790, died in Uppsala in 1855. Atterbom grew up in a vicarage, studied philosophy and became a professor of Aesthetics in Uppsala in 1828. As a poet he was a major exponent of romanticism in Sweden, with a circle of like-minded people he founded the "Aurora Alliance" and worked for the literary magazine Phosphoros.
His most famous work is the drama Lycksalighetens ö (Island of the Blessed) in 1827, rev. version 1854. From 1817 to 1819 he went on a grand tour to the South. His "Travel Images from Romantic Germany" appeared posthumously.