He is recognised as the first Swedish writer to adapt the language for practical means and to depart from the normal laboured poetry literature style. In 1766, the first Freedom of the Press Act was implemented and this ensured that more liberty was given in printed literature. French words were incorporated into Swedish literature and there was noticeable influence from other countries such as Germany, England and France.
In the 18th century, Latin fell out of favour and Swedish become far more in vogue. Carolus Linnaeus (an internationally acclaimed botanist), was the first to focus his writing for the appeal of the general public.
Many great talented Swedish poets who came to be known from 1805 to 1840, during a period remembered as Romanticism in Europe. Sweden remembers that time from about 1810, as the Golden Age of Swedish poetry as there was a greater number of national poets. Among the most noteworthy romantic Swedish poets, were Erik Gustaf Geijer, Erik Johan Stagnelius, Esaias Tegnér and P.D.A. Atterbom. The Gothic Society also became an important group of the time;the focus of the group being on Gothicism.
Then from 1835 to 1879 was the early libereal period of Sweden, a time when various citizens viewed the Romantics of having been exaggerated by formality. Then Aftonbladet (a newspaper) began to be more expressive in liberal views from 1830.
Swedish modernist poetry began in the 1930s and 1940s. It is distinguished by free pose, without rhyme or metric syllables. Some of the foremost modernist poetry is styled in mysticism and orientated in Christianity. Two noteworthy poets of this era (1900s) are Hjalmar Gullberg and Tomas Gösta Tranströmer, whose talented literature works have been translated into English. World literature only began to be impacted by Swedish literature from the late 19th century and early 20th century.