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Erik Axel Karlfeldt
Born: 20 July 1864, Karlbo, Sweden
Died: 8 April 1931, Stockholm, Sweden
Residence at the time of the award: Sweden
Prize motivation: "The poetry of Erik Axel Karlfeldt."
Erik Axel Karlfeldt was awarded the Nobel Prize posthumously.
Prize share: 1/1
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