b. 1849 Stockholm, Sweden/ d. 1912.
August Strindberg was born on January 22, 1849 and died on May 14, 1912. He was a Swedish writer, playwright, and painter. Along with Henrik Ibsen, SÃ¸ren Kierkegaard and Hans Christian Andersen he is arguably the most influential and most important of all Scandinavian authors. Strindberg is known as one of the fathers of modern theatre. His work falls into two major literary movements, Naturalism and Expressionism.