August Strindberg

Swedish writer and painter (1849–1912)

Johan August Strindberg ( 22 January 1849 in Stockholm[1]- 14 May 1912 in Stockholm) was a Swedish writer and artist.

August Strindberg
22 January 1849

Early life


He was born as the fourth child of Carl Oscar Strindberg and Ulrike Eleonora. For the art he was not really interested, but it came later. Later, he began his medical studies at the University in Uppsala, tried to be an actor and worked before his career as a writer and journalist.

In the middle of the 19th century he lived in France, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark and England.[1]



Beside writing books and something different he was really interested in drawing and natural sciences. 1877 August married Siri von Essen, an actress from the royal drama. With her he had three kids- Karin (1880), Greta (1881) and Hans (1884). After married Frida Strindberg-Uhl he had his inferno-crisis, with full of hallucinations and death thoughts.

Personal life


In 1896, he came back to Stockholm and died at the 14th May 1912 in Stockholm.[1] He was buried in Solna next to his first wife, Finnish actress, Siri von Essen.

Pieces (5)[2]

  • 1887- the father
  • 1888- Fröken Jullie (miss Jullie)
  • 1901- The dance of death
  • 1902- A dream game
  • 1908- The ghostsonate
  • 1877-1893- Siri von Essen
  • 1893-1897- Frida Strindberg-Uhl
  • 1901-1904- Harriet Bosse


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Germany, SPIEGEL ONLINE, Hamburg. "August Strindberg Leben und Werk - Projekt Gutenberg". (in German). Retrieved 2018-05-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "August Strindberg - Google Search". Retrieved 2018-05-03.