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List of members of the Swedish Academy

This is a list of members of the Swedish Academy by seat number. The dates shown indicate the terms of the members, who generally serve for life except for Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt who was excluded twice.

On 2 May 2018, the Swedish King amended the rules of the academy and made it possible for members to resign. The new rules also states that a member who has been inactive in the work of the academy for more than two years, can be asked to resign.[1] Following the new rules, the first members to formally be granted permission to leave the Academy and vacating their chairs were Kerstin Ekman, Klas Östergren, Sara Stridsberg and Lotta Lotass.[2]

Seat 1Edit

  1. Anders Johan von Höpken, 1786–89
  2. Nils Philip Gyldenstolpe, 1789–1810
  3. Johan Olof Wallin, 1810–39
  4. Anders Fryxell, 1840–81
  5. Hans Forssell, 1881–1901
  6. Carl Bildt, 1901–31
  7. Birger Wedberg, 1931–45
  8. Birger Ekeberg, 1945–68
  9. Sture Petrén, 1969–76
  10. Sten Rudholm, 1977–2008
  11. Lotta Lotass, 2009–2018
  12. Eric M. Runesson, 2018–

Seat 2Edit

  1. Carl Fredrik Scheffer, 1786 (never took seat)
  2. Abraham Niclas Edelcrantz, 1786–1821
  3. Carl Peter Hagberg, 1821–41
  4. Christian Eric Fahlcrantz, 1842–66
  5. Gunnar Wennerberg, 1866–1901
  6. Claes Annerstedt, 1901–27
  7. Martin Lamm, 1928–50
  8. Ingvar Andersson, 1950–74
  9. Torgny T:son Segerstedt, 1975–99
  10. Bo Ralph, 1999–

Seat 3Edit

  1. Olof Celsius, junior, 1786–94
  2. Johan Adam Tingstadius, 1794–1827
  3. Carl Gustaf von Brinkman, 1828–47
  4. Albrecht Elof Ihre, 1848–59 (never took seat)
  5. Johan Börjesson, 1859–66
  6. Hans Magnus Melin, 1866–77
  7. Carl Gustaf Malmström, 1878–1912
  8. Henrik Schück, 1913–47
  9. Henrik Samuel Nyberg, 1948–74
  10. Carl Ivar Ståhle, 1974–80
  11. Sture Allén, 1980–, permanent secretary 1986–99

Seat 4Edit

  1. Johan Henric Kellgren, 1786–95
  2. Johan Stenhammar, 1797–99
  3. Claes Fleming, 1799–1831
  4. Carl Adolph Agardh, 1831–59
  5. Fredrik Ferdinand Carlson, 1859–87
  6. Claes Herman Rundgren, 1887–1906
  7. Ivar Afzelius, 1907–21
  8. Tor Hedberg, 1922–31
  9. Sigfrid Siwertz, 1932–70
  10. Lars Forssell, 1971–2007
  11. Anders Olsson, 2008–, acting permanent secretary 2018–2019

Seat 5Edit

  1. Matthias von Hermansson, 1786–89
  2. Magnus Lehnberg, 1789–1808
  3. Jacob Axelsson Lindblom, 1809–19
  4. Carl von Rosenstein, 1819–36
  5. Jöns Jakob Berzelius, 1837–48
  6. Johan Erik Rydqvist, 1849–77
  7. Theodor Wisén, 1878–92
  8. Knut Fredrik Söderwall, 1892–1924
  9. Axel Kock, 1924–35
  10. Bengt Hesselman, 1935–52
  11. Henry Olsson, 1952–85
  12. Göran Malmqvist, 1985–

Seat 6Edit

  1. Johan Wingård, 1786–1818
  2. Adolf Göran Mörner, 1818–38
  3. Anders Abraham Grafström, 1839–70
  4. Fredrik August Dahlgren, 1871–95
  5. Hans Hildebrand, 1895–1913
  6. Sven Hedin, 1913–52
  7. Sten Selander, 1953–57
  8. Olle Hedberg, 1957–74
  9. Per Olof Sundman, 1975–92
  10. Birgitta Trotzig, 1993–2011
  11. Tomas Riad, 2011 –

Seat 7Edit

  1. Axel von Fersen, senior, 1786–94
  2. Axel Gabriel Silverstolpe, 1794–1816
  3. Anders Carlsson af Kullberg, 1817–51
  4. Carl August Hagberg, 1851–64
  5. Wilhelm Erik Svedelius, 1864–89
  6. Nils Fredrik Sander, 1889–1900
  7. Albert Theodor Gellerstedt, 1901–14
  8. Selma Lagerlöf, 1914–40
  9. Hjalmar Gullberg, 1940–61
  10. Karl Ragnar Gierow, 1961–82, permanent secretary 1964–77
  11. Knut Ahnlund, 1983–2012
  12. Sara Danius, 2013–2019, permanent secretary 2015–2018
  13. Åsa Wikforss, 2019–

Seat 8Edit

  1. Johan Gabriel Oxenstierna, 1786–1818
  2. Esaias Tegnér, 1818–46
  3. Carl Wilhelm Böttiger, 1847–78
  4. Carl David af Wirsén, 1879–1912, permanent secretary from 1884
  5. Verner von Heidenstam, 1912–40
  6. Pär Lagerkvist, 1940–74
  7. Östen Sjöstrand, 1975–2006
  8. Jesper Svenbro, 2006–

Seat 9Edit

  1. Gudmund Jöran Adlerbeth, 1786–1818
  2. Hans Järta, 1819–47
  3. Carl David Skogman, 1847–56
  4. Henning Hamilton, 1856–81, acting permanent secretary from 1874 (resigned)
  5. Esaias Tegnér Jr., 1882–1928
  6. Otto von Friesen, 1929–42
  7. Einar Löfstedt, 1942–55
  8. Ture Johannisson, 1955–90
  9. Torgny Lindgren, 1991–2017
  10. Jayne Svenungsson, 2017–2018
  11. Ellen Mattson, 2019–

Seat 10Edit

  1. Anders af Botin, 1786–90
  2. Christoffer Bogislaus Zibet, 1790–1809
  3. Gustaf Lagerbielke, 1809–37
  4. Carl Fredrik af Wingård, 1837–51
  5. Henrik Reuterdahl, 1852–70
  6. Paul Genberg, 1871–75
  7. Carl Snoilsky, 1876–1903
  8. Harald Hjärne, 1903–22
  9. Fredrik Böök, 1922–61
  10. Erik Lönnroth, 1962–2002
  11. Peter Englund, 2002–, permanent secretary 2009–2015

Seat 11Edit

  1. Nils von Rosenstein, 1786–1824, permanent secretary from 1786
  2. Lars Magnus Enberg, 1824–65
  3. Bror Emil Hildebrand, 1866–84, acting permanent secretary 1881–83
  4. Clas Theodor Odhner, 1885–1904
  5. Erik Axel Karlfeldt, 1904–31, permanent secretary from 1913
  6. Torsten Fogelqvist, 1931–41
  7. Nils Ahnlund, 1941–57
  8. Eyvind Johnson, 1957–76
  9. Ulf Linde, 1977–2013
  10. Klas Östergren, 2014–2018
  11. Mats Malm, 2018-, permanent secretary from 2019

Seat 12Edit

  1. Elis Schröderheim, 1786–95
  2. Isac Reinhold Blom, 1797–1826
  3. Gustaf Fredrik Wirsén, 1826–27
  4. Bernhard von Beskow, 1828–68, permanent secretary from 1834
  5. Carl Gustaf Strandberg, 1869–1874, acting permanent secretary 1872–1874
  6. Anders Anderson, 1875–92
  7. Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, 1893–1901
  8. Gustaf Retzius, 1901–19
  9. Adolf Noreen, 1919–25
  10. Bo Bergman, 1925–67
  11. Sten Lindroth, 1968–80
  12. Werner Aspenström, 1981–97
  13. Per Wästberg, 1997–

Seat 13Edit

  1. Gustaf Fredrik Gyllenborg, 1786–1808
  2. Frans Michael Franzén, 1808–47, permanent secretary 1824–34
  3. Bernhard Elis Malmström, 1849–65
  4. Carl Anders Kullberg, 1865–97
  5. Karl Alfred Melin, 1898–1919
  6. Anders Österling, 1919–81, permanent secretary 1941–64
  7. Gunnel Vallquist, 1982–2016
  8. Sara Stridsberg, 2016–2018
  9. Anne Swärd, 2019-

Seat 14Edit

  1. Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt, 1786–1794 (excluded)
  2. Malte Ramel, 1797–1824
  3. Erik Gustaf Geijer, 1824–47
  4. Elias Fries, 1847–78
  5. Carl Rupert Nyblom, 1879–1907
  6. Per Hallström, 1908–60, permanent secretary 1931–41
  7. Ragnar Josephson, 1960–66
  8. Lars Gyllensten, 1966–2006, permanent secretary 1977–86
  9. Kristina Lugn, 2006–

Seat 15Edit

  1. Carl Gustaf Nordin, 1786–1812
  2. Carl Birger Rutström, 1812–26
  3. Johan David Valerius, 1826–52
  4. Ludvig Manderström, 1852–1873, permanent secretary 1869–1872
  5. Anton Niklas Sundberg, 1874–1900
  6. Gottfrid Billing, 1900–25
  7. Hans Larsson, 1925–44
  8. Elin Wägner, 1944–49
  9. Harry Martinson, 1949–78
  10. Kerstin Ekman, 1978–2018
  11. Jila Mossaed, 2018–

Seat 16Edit

  1. Carl Gustaf af Leopold, 1786–1829
  2. Samuel Grubbe, 1830–53
  3. Israel Hwasser, 1854–60
  4. Carl Vilhelm August Strandberg, 1862–77
  5. Viktor Rydberg, 1877–95
  6. Waldemar Rudin, 1896–1921
  7. Nathan Söderblom, 1921–31
  8. Tor Andræ, 1932–47
  9. Elias Wessén, 1947–81
  10. Kjell Espmark, 1981–

Seat 17Edit

  1. Johan Murberg, 1787–1805
  2. Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt, 1805–1811 (excluded)
  3. Gustaf af Wetterstedt, 1811–37
  4. Anders Magnus Strinnholm, 1837–62
  5. Louis Gerhard De Geer, 1862–96
  6. Pehr Jacob von Ehrenheim, 1897–1918
  7. Hjalmar Hammarskjöld, 1918–53
  8. Dag Hammarskjöld, 1954–61
  9. Erik Lindegren, 1962–68
  10. Johannes Edfelt, 1969–97
  11. Horace Engdahl, 1997–, permanent secretary 1999–2009

Seat 18Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Holmgren, Mia (2 May 2018). "Kungen: Det är nu Akademiens ansvar att vidta nödvändiga åtgärder" [The King: The Academy is now responsible for taking necessary action] (in Swedish). Dagens Nyheter. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  2. ^ Andersson, Elisabet. "Fyra personer får lämna Akademien" [Four persons have been granted permission to leave the Academy] (in Swedish). Svenska Dagbladet. Retrieved 7 May 2018.

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