Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973)

Death: 8th August 1973
Location: Norra begravningsplatsen/ Northern Cemetery, Solna, Stockholm, Sweden
Cause of death: Suicide - Drowning
Photo taken by: Raphael Saulus
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Swedish author, playwright and historian. His most famous work is The Emigrants series of four novels written between 1949 and 1959 that describe one Swedish family's migration from SmÃ¥land to Chisago County, Minnesota in the mid 19th century. These novels have been translated into English: The Emigrants (1951), Unto a Good Land (1954), The Settlers (1961), The Last Letter Home (1961). 
Moberg lived the last years of his life with depression, and eventually he committed suicide by drowning himself in a lake outside his house. He left a note to his wife saying: "The time is twenty past seven; I go to search in the lake for eternal sleep. Forgive me, I could not endure.".


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