Johan Henrik Kellgren

Kellgren, Johan Henrik. Article #24. Vol 6, pg 789.

0024-KellgrenJohanJohan Henrik Kellgren (1751-1795) was a young Swedish poet with great hair, who got off to a great start when, at the age of 22, he wrote a series of erotic poems.  The poems, and Kellgren’s hair, were apparently well received because he ended up as the private secretary to King Gustav III.

Kellgren continued to be successful throughout his life, writing a number of poems and dramas.  His plays were based on stories that the king came up with.  This either indicates that Gustav III also had some literary talents or it indicates that Kellgren was too smart to tell the king that his stories weren’t really that good.

“Kellgren, Johan Henrik.” Encyclopedia Britannica. 15th ed. 2010. Vol 6, pg 789.

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