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Sven Einar Englund (June 17, 1916–June 27, 1999) was a Finnish composer.

Englund was born in Ljugam, and studied with Bengt Carlson at the Sibelius Academy. On a recommendation from Jean Sibelius, possibly on the basis of his piano quintet, he continued his studies with Aaron Copland at Tanglewood. He fought in World War II, an experience which inspired at least some of his earlier works. He died in 1999, also in Ljugam.

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