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Famous Swiss Poets - Famous Poets from Switzerland

This famous Swiss poets section is an educational source of information and inspiration featuring reknown Swiss poets. Here you will find famous poets of our time and times past from Switzerland.

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Storni, Alfonsina

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. Latin American Modernist poet
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Steffen, Albert

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Albert Steffen (December 10, 1884, Wynau, Switzerland – July 13, 1963, Dornach, Switzerland) was a poet, painter, dramatist, essayist, and novelist. He joined the Theosophical Society in Germany in 1910, and the Anthroposophical Society in 1912 and became its president after the death of its founder, Rudolf Steiner, in 1925. Steffen was chief editor of the society's journal, Das Goetheanum, from 1921-1963.
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Keller, Gottfried

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Gottfried Keller (19 July 1819 – 15 July 1890) was a Swiss poet and writer of German literature. Best known for his novel Green Henry (German : Der grüne Heinrich ), he became one of the most popular narrators of literary realism in the late 19th century.
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Spitteler, Carl

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Carl Friedrich Georg Spitteler (24 April 1845 – 29 December 1924) was a Swiss poet who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1919. His work includes both pessimistic and heroic poems.
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Marti, Kurt

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Kurt Marti (born in Bern on January 31, 1921) is a Swiss theologian and poet. His poetry often has theological and religious aspects to it. He is also known for "dialect literature" said to have intellectual quality.
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Haller, Albrecht von

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Albrecht von Haller (16 October 1708 – 12 December 1777) was a Swiss anatomist, physiologist, naturalist and poet.
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Burkart, Erika

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Erika Burkart (February 8, 1922, Aarau – April 14, 2010) was a Swiss writer and poet. She was the recipient of many awards, among them the Conrad-Ferdinand-Meyer-Preis, the Gottfried-Keller-Preis, the Joseph-Breitbach-Preis, and the Wolfgang-Amadeus-Mozart-Preis .
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Burger, Hermann

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Hermann Burger (July 10, 1942 – February 28, 1989), was a Swiss poet, novelist and essayist. In his creative works Burger often focused on society's lonely outsiders and, increasingly, the inevitability of death. His virtuosity in applying literary styles and use of thorough research are significant features of many of his publications.
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Meyer, Conrad Ferdinand

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Conrad Ferdinand Meyer (11 October 1825 – 28 November 1898) was a Swiss poet and historical novelist, a master of realism chiefly remembered for stirring narrative ballads like "Die Füße im Feuer" (The Feet in the Fire).
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Roud, Gustave

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Gustave Roud (French pronunciation:  [gystav u] ; April 20, 1897 – November 10, 1976) was a French -speaking Swiss poet and photographer.
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Olivier, Juste

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Juste Daniel Olivier (1807 - January 7, 1876), Swiss poet, was born near Nyon in the canton of Vaud ; he was brought up as a peasant, but studied at the college of Nyon, and later at the academy of Lausanne .
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Hediger, Markus

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Markus Hediger (born March 31, 1959) is a Swiss writer and translator.. Swiss writer and translator
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Gessner, Salomon

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Solomon Gessner was a Swiss painter and poet. His writing suited the taste of his time, though by some more recent standards it is “insipidly sweet and monotonously melodious.” As a painter, he represented the conventional classical landscape.
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von Salis-Seewis, Johann Gaudenz

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Johann Gaudenz Gubert Graf (& Freiherr) von Salis-Seewis (born December 26, 1762, Malans, Switzerland ; died January 29, 1834) was Swiss poet.
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Lansel, Peider

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Peider Lansel (August 15, 1863 - December 8, 1943) was a Swiss Romansh lyric poet. He is most known for having revived Rhaeto-Romansh as a literary language. His family was from Sent, Switzerland, (although he was born in Pisa ) and worked as a merchant, as well as being a poet.
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Leuthold, Heinrich

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Heinrich Leuthold (9 August 1827–1 July 1879) was a Swiss poet and translator, described by one critic as the writer "most endowed with genius" of the Munich literary circle, Die Krokodile.
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Imhasly, Pierre

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Pierre Imhalsy (born 1939) is a Swiss novelist and poet.
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Usteri, Johann Martin

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Johann Martin Usteri (14 February 1763 in Zürich - 29 July 1827) was a Swiss poet, noted for has narrative poetry and his idyls. He was one of the earliest German poets to write poems in his native Zürich dialect; among these, his Vicar holds the foremost place.
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Fröhlich, Abraham Emanuel

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Swiss poet, was born on the 1st of February 1796 at Brugg in the canton of Aargau, where his father was a teacher.