Edith Sodergran Poet

Birthday April 4, 1892
Birthplace Russia
Death Date Jun 24, 1923 (age 31)
Birth Sign Aries


Modernist poet known for Dikter, Septemberlyran, and other poetry collections. She is associated with the symbolist and futurist literary movements.

Before Fame

She decided, during the course of her language studies at a St. Petersburg school, to compose all of her poems in Swedish.


She died at age thirty-one from tuberculosis, a disease that she had contracted at age sixteen.

Family Life

She was the Russian-born only child of a Finnish family.

Associated With

She found literary inspiration in the works of Friedrich Nietzsche.


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