Biography Reading List

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), Danish author

  • The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography by Hans Christian Andersen
  • Hans Christian Andersen: European Witness by Paul Binding

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957), Finnish composer

  • Sibelius: A Composer’s Life and the Awakening of Finland by Glenda Dawn Goss
  • Jean Sibelius by Karl Ekman

Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), Danish philosopher

  • Søren Kierkegaard: A Biography by Joakim Garff

Raoul Wallenberg (1912-1947), Swedish diplomat, humanitarian

  • Righteous Gentile : the Story of Raoul Wallenberg, Missing Hero of the Holocaust by John Bierman
  • The Hero of Budapest: The Triumph and Tragedy of Raoul Wallenberg by Bengt Jangfeldt, trans. by Harry Watson

Margaret I of Denmark (1353-1412), Danish queen

  • Queen Margrete I, 1353-1412, and the Founding of the Nordic Union by Vivian Etting

Dag Hammarskjöld (1905-1961), Swedish diplomat, author

  • Markings by Dag Hammarskjöld
  • Hammarskjöld: A Life

Greta Garbo (1905-1990), Swedish actress

  • Garbo by Barry Paris
  • Greta Garbo: A Life Apart by Karen Swenson

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