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August Strindberg
Born Johan Ågyst Strindberg
(1849-01-22)22 January 1849
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 14 May 1912(1912-05-14) (aged 63)
Stockholm, Sweden
Resting place Norra begravningsplatsen
Occupation Playwright • Novelist • Essayist • Poet • Painter
Nationality Swedish
Period Modernism
Literary movement Naturalism
Notable work(s) The Red Room (1879)
The Father (1887)
Miss Julie (1888)
Inferno (1897)
To Damascus (1898)
A Dream Play (1902)
The Ghost Sonata (1908)
Spouse(s) Siri von Essen (1877–91)
Frida Uhl (1893–95)
Harriet Bosse (1901–04)


Johan August Strindberg (; 22 January 1849 – 14 May 1912) was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter. He is often called as the "father" of modern Swedish literature and his The Red Room (1879) which has been described as the first modern Swedish novel.

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