The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Böttiger, Karl Vilhelm

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BÖTTIGER, Karl Vilhelm, a Swedish poet of German descent, born at Westeräs, May 15, 1807. After extensive studies and travels, he became in 1845 professor of modern literature at Upsal. He has translated Tasso's Gerusalemme and Dante's Divina Commedia into Swedish, and written the biography of his father-in-law Tegnér, besides many religious and other poems, most of which are contained in his Samlade Skrifter (3 vols., Stockholm, 1856-'8). A selection of the latter has been translated into German.