Herman Lindqvist

Herman Lindqvist

Herman Lindqvist was born in 1943 in Stockholm, but grew up in Helsinki, Finland. He has written 60 books, mostly histories but also some fiction.

Herman studied political science and began his working life as a journalist. At the age of 25, he started working as a foreign news correspondent and for more than 20 years he covered wars and disasters all over the world for Swedish newspapers and television. With his inspiring authorial voice, Herman Lindqvist has sparked an interest for history among hundreds of thousands of Swedes.

Herman has written books on Napoleon (Swedish non-fiction best seller in 2004), Axel von Fersen and The Swedish history from prehistoric- until modern times. His more recent works include Ludvig XIV (2011), When Finland Was Sweden (2013), and Erik XIV (2014).

Herman Lindqvist lives in Paris since 1984.

Books by Herman Lindqvist

When Finland Was Sweden

Herman Lindqvist

Swedish title: När Finland var Sverige

Category: Non Fiction

Pub date: 27-08-2013

Victoria – future queen of Sweden

Herman Lindqvist

Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria is unique. Not only because she just married a commoner. On June 19th 2010, the wedding took place between the future Queen Victoria I and Daniel Westling from Ockelbo. This year, the Bernadotte family have been on th…

Swedish title: Victoria, drottning med tiden

Category: Non Fiction

Pub date: 17-11-2009

The Wild & Violent Vasa Family

Herman Lindqvist

When Gustav Eriksson was elected regent in 1521, he was alone and destitute – his relatives had been executed in the infamous Stockholm Bloodbath and all of the family’s assets were seized. But Gustav was used to wielding influence, and he came to th…

Swedish title: De vilda Vasarna

Category: Non Fiction

Pub date: 19-08-2016

Mannerheim

Herman Lindqvist

The story of ‘the father of modern Finland’ told by renowned historian Herman LindqvistThis is the story of the legendary marshal of Finland, Gustaf Mannerheim. It is common knowledge to most Swedes that he was the supreme commander in four of Finlan…

Swedish title: Mannerheim

Category: Non Fiction

Pub date: 18-08-2017

Madame de Pompadour

Herman Lindqvist

Intelligence, Beauty, Power”She was a lady that every man would have liked as a mistress”Follow our most prominent and entertaining popular historian Herman Lindqvist on a journey through the 1800th century. Get to know the royal mistress of Versaill…

Swedish title: Madame de Pompadour

Category: Non Fiction

Pub date: 23-09-2008

Erik XIV

Herman Lindqvist

Erik XIV,  the oldest son of Swedish king Gustav Vasa, might be Sweden’s most  misunderstood monarch. Today we  remember him as the king who went mad, married a common woman, disowned his brothers and died of poisoning. But,  there was much more to K…

Swedish title: Erik XIV

Category: Non Fiction

Pub date: 02-09-2014

Bernadotte

Herman Lindqvist

Sweden’s best-loved historian charts the golden reign of a royal dynasty2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the House of Bernadotte’s reign on the Swedish throne, longer than any other dynasty in written history. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia…

Swedish title: Bernadotte - för Sverige hela tiden

Category: Non Fiction

Pub date: 04-09-2018